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WIRE FRAUD alert

It’s still happening: Hackers target homebuyers in wire fraud scam

REAL ESTATE news

Seattle hits 20 months as the nation’s hottest housing market

Condos in Seattle’s hot market no longer just a starter home

Seattle trails only Bay Area cities when it comes to greatest profits for home sellers

Seattle apartment owners offer freebies to fill apartments

In May, Snohomish County’s median price was up 13.96 percent year-over-year

 

U.S. home prices continue upwards

 

U.S. home sales fell 0.4 percent in May while new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent.

Making homes more affordable by building them like cars

Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

9 money podcasts you should be listening to

When is it worth it to work with a financial advisor

Millennials moving out of mom and dad’s place

The budgeting trick that prioritizes happiness

7 ways to debt-proof your summer

Calculating how much home you can afford to buy

HOME trends

Tiny home living in Stevens Pass

Inside a sublime San Juan Island retreat

Anne Rice’s Victorian mansion in New Orleans back on the market at $4.5 million

7 reasons to give your front entrance a fresh face

A few things to consider before you take down an internal wall in your next remodel

6 steps to a new outdoor living space

LOCAL news

Airbnb opens big new Seattle office

Everett’s Funko headquarters a pop culture nerd paradise

Finding old dogs new homes in Everett

3 hot facts about the expected sunny summer in Puget Sound

Nature promises to put on a show at Glacier Peak

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area has nation’s 4th strongest economy

Project at Sixth & Wall St. will now become condos instead of apartments

Waterfront LID public meetings scheduled for July

Seattle’s plastic straw and utensils ban starts July 1

For a cool $12.9 million you, too could be a neighbor of Oprah’s in the San Juan Islands

New segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail opens, additional segment to open this summer

Seattle tops NYC as favorite expansion market for Bay Area tech companies

Fall City lavender set to bloom

 

Snohomish County voters to decide on whether to raise sales tax to pay for 9-1-1 upgrade

Pine Street murals in Edmonds capture ‘A Walk Along Puget Sound’

Pinball World champion lives in Everett

Another reason to live here: Washington is warming slower than anywhere else in the U.S.

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

Crews remove the last piece of Space Needle construction platform

Weird and wonderful architecture around the world