The effects of Seattle's residential real-estate boom may not be as clear cut as the loudest voices might have us believe. Please vote on your experience.

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Every economic event creates winners and losers, and so it is with the Seattle real-estate boom. Set aside commercial, except to the extent that it displaces affordable apartments.

Some snapshots: The most appealing parts of Seattle and the Eastside have seen big price increases; we’re still cheaper than many technology centers, which makes us appealing to the techies … who bid up prices; in the city, activists see rising rents and loss of affordable buildings as a social justice issue and call for rent control or stabilization; yet the cycle has created plenty of winners, not only rich developers but ¬†average property owners who have been here for decades.

What has been your experience the past five years?

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