Some people become accidental landlords because of a job change or difficulty selling a house. Others need to rent out the home of an elderly parent who has moved into a care facility. Here are some tips if you’re planning to rent out your home.
The median price of single-family homes sold in Seattle rose last month to $543,500, blowing away the last peak of $501,000 set in August 2007 — before the housing bubble burst and the country went into the Great Recession. The Eastside isn’t far from its previous peak.
Almost 40 percent of homes sold for more than list price between April and June in King and Snohomish counties, an indicator that bidding wars are pitting buyers against each other. But not all neighborhoods are equally roiled by competition for homes
The city of University Place wants all the skeptics and doubters to know that Whole Foods is indeed coming to the Town Center development at the corner of Bridgeport Way West and 35th Street West. “Whole Foods is under lease, the financing is complete,” city attorney Steve Victor said at Monday night’s City Council meeting. […]
Thanks to rising prices and equity levels, about 4 million owners around the country last year were able to climb out of the financial tar pit of the housing bust — negative equity, a financial situation that gums up people’s lives and the real-estate marketplace as a whole.