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Address of Bluth Model Home REVEALED: Arrested Development Real Estate Estimates

Many people would like to live in homes they see on TV, especially large, beautiful homes. The Bluth home in “Sudden Valley” is certainly big and beautiful, but as anyone who watches the show Arrested Development knows, things are not always as they seem. The Bluth model home is apparently “how not to build a […]

Contention Over A Los Angeles Convent Highlights Commercialized Religious Real Estate

Considering the Crusades and other religious wars, this one is relatively tame. A convent that formerly housed the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary was put up for sale in Los Angeles. Developer Dana Hollister purchased the property from the nuns, with the intent to rezone it for […]

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Seattle Market In Top 30 For Commercial Real Estate Investment, According To Study

Jones Lang LaSalle is reporting that as real estate investment is reaching pre-Recession levels, 50% of it is concentrated in only 30 cities, worldwide. And, that impressive list includes Seattle, of course! They report that real estate investment is expected to continue on the upswing to about $1 trillion by the year 2020, driven by […]

With Demand Growing & Vacancies Shrinking, Puget Sound Office Rents Rise

Colliers International statistics are showing that Puget Sound office rental rates continue to rise into the fourth quarter of 2014, as tenant demand grows and vacancy rate drops. Check out their chart showing the change across time from 2006 through 2014:

Puget Sound Industrial Vacancy Rates Keep Declining, Helping Raise Rental Rates

Colliers International has reported that the vacancy rates for industrial properties in the Seattle region continued declining into the fourth quarter of 2014, which is influencing rental rates to rise along with real estate prices as demand increases. Check out the chart of economic drivers in Q4:

Chinese Investors Creating Real Estate Boom in Seattle?

Earlier this year, Seattlehomes.com reported that the Puget Sound real estate market, both residential and commercial, had caught the eye of Chinese investors and was likely to draw substantial dollars into the market in the near future. This prediction seems to be coming true, as recent transactions have poured almost $2 billion into the Puget […]

Tasty Commercial Real Estate Gingerbread “Houses”

People have long been fascinated by miniature replicas of buildings – both building them and looking at them. You can find miniature buildings made out of almost every material from pewter to cardboard to Legos, of course. This time of year, the material of choice is gingerbread. Gingerbread houses seem to have originated in Germany […]

Did the Denver Real Estate Market Live up to Expectations?

In January 2014, Denver ranked #11 in Markets to Watch in the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Urban Land Institute. At that time, the outlook for investment, development, and homebuilding was good. How will 2014 end for this residential and commercial real estate market? Asking prices for multifamily, office, […]

Seattle Parks – A Source Of Commercial Real Estate Value

A city’s parks are one of the top urban elements that can convey a tremendous lasting value upon real estate in the surrounding area — both residential as well as commercial real estate. The American Planning Association states that parks “…enhance property values, increase municipal revenue, bring in homebuyers and workers, and attract retirees.” They […]

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RT @EW: ICYMI: Netflix says more #ArrestedDevelopment is in the works: http://t.co/ZbHdbixpKF http://t.co/Lqg5jBp69i

Address of Real Bluth Model Home REVEALED #ArrestedDevelopment: http://t.co/1qNT2TPwz0 http://t.co/gjcWN8U7HL

Art Stable, by Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, Wash. The live/work loft project includes a seven-s http://t.co/6Oi9pWs1BS

Aros: Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Washington. Commercial Real Estate #commercialre http://t.co/lRX2VhtOZ5

Contemporary chandeleir with quirk at Seattle's The Whale Wins [Restaurant] | Heliotrope Architects http://t.co/FJPMPmle5G

🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July, Seattle! 🇺🇸 #IndependenceDay #July4th http://t.co/pHlhgbvAwo

Broadway by night. http://t.co/toOP3e4BzI

Seattle waterfront http://t.co/TYED2Xa4SQ

RT @AirbnbHelp: We are aware of the 503 error and we're working hard to fix this as soon as possible! Thanks everyone for reporting this!

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RT @EW: ICYMI: Netflix says more #ArrestedDevelopment is in the works: http://t.co/ZbHdbixpKF http://t.co/Lqg5jBp69i
Address of Real Bluth Model Home REVEALED #ArrestedDevelopment: http://t.co/1qNT2TPwz0 http://t.co/gjcWN8U7HL
Art Stable, by Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, Wash. The live/work loft project includes a seven-s http://t.co/6Oi9pWs1BS
Aros: Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Washington. Commercial Real Estate #commercialre http://t.co/lRX2VhtOZ5
Contemporary chandeleir with quirk at Seattle's The Whale Wins [Restaurant] | Heliotrope Architects http://t.co/FJPMPmle5G
🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July, Seattle! 🇺🇸 #IndependenceDay #July4th http://t.co/pHlhgbvAwo
Broadway by night. http://t.co/toOP3e4BzI
Seattle waterfront http://t.co/TYED2Xa4SQ
RT @AirbnbHelp: We are aware of the 503 error and we're working hard to fix this as soon as possible! Thanks everyone for reporting this!
Mike Meisenbach (mikemeisenbach) on about.me http://t.co/V33hoFULEn