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 Salon

Salon

Millennials are moving back in with their parents

By Tyler Gillispie
Nearly 40 percent of Florida adults ages 18-34 are living with their folks
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Buying a home in 2018? Here's what you need to know

By Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
Homeownership can be a costly endeavor, especially since certain tax breaks are now less generous. Here are a few things to be aware of if you're planning to go from renter to owner this year.
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 (Jared Soares/The Washington Post)

(Jared Soares/The Washington Post)

What home sellers need to know about appealing to millennial buyers

By David Charron
Millennials make up more than 50 percent of all first-time home buyers and represent a growing segment of the Washington-area population. These young professionals and activists are looking to make their mark on the world at the epicenter of American politics and culture.
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Getty Images

How to Save Enough for a Down Payment

By Devon Thorsby
For most first-time homebuyers, securing a down payment is the biggest hurdle.
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Rogue Ones: Why Parents Identify With Yoda When It Comes to Personal Finances

By Brian O'Connell
What do Star Wars and family finances have in common? Plenty, according to one new report.
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 Getty Images | Nora Carol Photography

Getty Images | Nora Carol Photography

10 moves to boost your wealth in 2018

By Lorie Konish
If you set the right financial goals now, you could be wealthier by next year.
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Take a home tour with a robot

By Diana Olick
There was no one home when Avisheh Madani arrived to tour a San Francisco rental property. No one human, that is.
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 Houzz

Houzz

10 home-design trend predictions for 2018

By Megan McDonough
Home remodelling and design platform Houzz forecasted these trends, based on discussions with industry professionals and styles noticed on social media.
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 The Week

The Week

The best homes of 2017

By The Week Staff
Each week, we feature some of the best properties on the market. With 2017 coming to a close, let's check in on some of the best properties of the year.
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Local News...

 NWMLS

NWMLS

King County Home Prices End 2017 Up 16 Percent

By Neal McNamara , Patch Staff
2017 was a "banner year" for Puget Sound real estate agents, but buyers face an uphill battle, according to the latest local stats.
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Zillow: Seattle housing prices will continue to climb in 2018, but not as quickly

By Sarah Anne Lloyd
That’s for both renters and buyers
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Image: Thinkstock

75% of the Most Competitive Neighborhoods for Homebuyers in the U.S. are here in Seattle

by  Gena Wynkoop
How do you feel when I say these words…“Seattle housing market.”
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 Photo: Mary Ngyuen/FloorPlanOnline

Photo: Mary Ngyuen/FloorPlanOnline

Historic low inventory makes a tight market in Seattle

By Zosha Millman
You may have heard: Seattle's a tough real estate market in which to be a buyer.
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Sweeping Seattle parking changes may be on the horizon

By Chris Daniels
It's the first step in what could be a massive parking overhaul in Seattle, aimed at identifying and utilizing unused spots near transit corridors.
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 Photo: GENNA MARTIN, SEATTLEPI.COM

Photo: GENNA MARTIN, SEATTLEPI.COM

Report: Seattle has highest forecasted rise in rent

By Zosha Millman
And we're the No. 3 hottest market in the country. Woohoo?
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Seattle area rents expected to go up 3.5 percent this year

By Bernard Ellouk
Seattle will be the third-hottest housing market in the country in 2018, based on analysis by Zillow.
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Zillow Shutterstock

Hottest Markets for 2018 Include Tech Hotspots, Southeastern Charmers

By Lauren Bretz
The U.S. housing market is hot, with more than half (52.6 percent) of all homes nationwide worth as much or more than they were at the peak of the national housing boom in April 2007.
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Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to keynote Bellevue gala

By Bellevue Reporter
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss basketball, libraries and books when he headlines the King County Library System Foundation’s 25th annual Literary Lions Gala fundraiser on March 10 in Bellevue.
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Low inventory does not reduce demand in Bellevue housing market

By Annie Gustafson
The number of homes available for purchase in December 2017 was exceptionally low in Bellevue, even by “typical” end-of-year standards.
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Kirkland remains hot in the housing market

By Kailan Manandic
Experts agree that 2018 will be another hot year for the Puget Sound housing market and Kirkland is only getting hotter as demand increases while inventory remains low.
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