Read the latest news about residential and commercial real estate in the Seattle area and Pacific Northwest. Topics include home sales and prices; rent and mortgage rates; apartment, condo and single-family housing markets; development, skyscrapers, construction and office space; and affordable housing issues. Some of the players in the marketplace include Vulcan, Zillow, Redfin and Case-Shiller.
The old rules don’t apply when it comes to buying a home in the Seattle area these days. Here are tips gathered from dozens of buyers, sellers, brokers and lenders about what’s working and what’s changing.