Real Estate

The Seattle Times
Jan. 24, 2010 — Jacqui Evanchik, a 53-year-old software consultant, knew when she listed her one-bedroom condo at Capitol Hill’s Trace Lofts that she’d chosen to do so in a difficult market. Home sales have been anemic for a while.

She knew her $300,000 listing appeared at a slow time of year, around Thanksgiving. [...]

For those who lack a conventional office, shared, or “coworking,” spaces promise to solve some of the dilemmas of working alone. These facilities provide environments where professional nomads can work in relative quiet and even socialize around the coffee pot, or copier. Just how well could we “cowork”? To find out, we took laptop and cellphone to four facilities in four cities.

Seattle Times — December 13, 2009
When Jennifer Worick, a 41-year-old Seattle social-media consultant and author, began window shopping for a new apartment in July, she had an ambitious wish list: She wanted a place bigger than her 650-square-foot Wallingford studio, she wanted to live in a walk-friendly neighborhood near public transportation and she wanted to [...]

Wall Street Journal – July 6, 2009
Some economists think the bottom is in sight for America’s hard-hit real-estate markets, and real-estate mutual funds have been among the investing world’s biggest gainers of the past few months.
So is it time to get into the game—or is it already too late?
Depending on their clients’ goals, advisers recommend [...]

The Seattle Times – October 3, 2009

First-time homebuyers have benefitted this year from falling home prices, historically low mortgage rates and $8,000 tax credits that expire Nov. 30.
But another kind of buyer — “move-up buyers” who must sell an existing home to finance the purchase of another, more expensive place — has suffered from slow-moving [...]