Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

Your new neighbor in the house next door might just be an LLC

The number of Seattle-area homes bought through a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) — a strong indication that the homes are investor-owned — have more than tripled since 2002.

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