Real Estate

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.

How much easier was it for baby boomers to buy a home in Seattle? Let’s adjust for inflation

Friday, January 4, 2018.   View Ridge neighborhood in North Seattle.  NE 75th Street runs left to right with the Sand Point Country Club behind and Lake Washington in the distance.  For a story about more than a dozen neighborhoods including View Ridge that had racist allowing only whites or caucasions to own the land the houses sit on.    208907

Census data shows that the median home value in King County in 1980 was $71,400, which, in today's dollars, is about $225,000. That's well below half of what it is now.

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FILE – In this April 16, 2019, file photo, new condos under construction are being built in vacant lots in a neighborhood near downtown Orlando, Fla. The Federal Housing Administration is changing regulations to make it easier for more first-time condo buyers to receive mortgages. The federal agency released new guidelines Wednesday for the types of mortgages it will insure at condominiums. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) NYBZ381 NYBZ381

FHA supports more condo mortgages

The federal agency released new guidelines Wednesday for the types of mortgages it will insure at condominiums. Just 6.5% of the 150,000 condominium developments in...