SERENE Newsletter: SEattle Real Estate NEws
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For several years, Gerhard Ade has published a mid-month newsletter called News with a View. The three news items usually have a theme. His view is reflected in Gerhard’s Take.
The News with a View newsletters are posted here, beginning with the September 2017 edition. Sign up right here. By signing up you will also receive Gerhard’s month-end newsletter called View from the Street where he deals with one subject in greater detail. The View from the Street – posted also here on SERENE™ – is informative and interesting. Each mid-month SERENE Newsletter has a theme.
King County’s costly school funding plan
Property taxes up by an average of 17 percent over last year
Gerhard’s Take: schooling the tax payer
Snohomish taxes catching up with King
Increase driven largely by changes in state education funding
Gerhard’s Take: hard on fixed income owners
Spare bedrooms galore
At least one spare bedroom in 44 million homes
Gerhard’s Take: take in a lodger to soften the blow
Average rent dipped 2.9 percent in December across King and Snohomish counties.
Gerhard’s Take: Those cranes are doing their job.
New short-term rental rules welcome by Airbnb and Seattle hotels
Gerhard’s Take: Better deal than sugary sodas
Loan fraud plagues Chinese real estate market.
Two extra contracts, one for the lender and one for the government.
Gerhard’s Take: How do you say “bubble” in Chinese?
A $52 million mortgage for Beyoncè and Jay-Z
30,000 square feet include a 15-car garage and four outdoor pools.
Gerhard’s Take: Live in style and fill one of the pools with bubbly.
It’s a Numbers Game
How much per square foot?
A 3-D map of the United States tells the story.
Gerhard’s Take: The smaller the pricier
Seattle inventory lowest since 2000
Sellers average 65% return on their original purchase price.
Gerhard’s Take: If you can, sell and leave town.
Is there a bubble in the future?
Portland and Seattle are tied for 5th on the watch list.
Gerhard’s Take: I prefer bubbly to bubble.
Where are millennials moving?
Some of these places aren’t served by an interstate highway.
Gerhard’s Take: Not going west, my friend!
This house will cost you just $10.
Naturally, there is a catch, and it’s a big one.
Gerhard’s take: Ready to move a mansion?
This chateau just hit the auction block.
Renovated in 2010 and offered without a reserve.
Gerhard’s take: No “make-me-move” price?
Amazon plans to build a second headquarters.
26 US metropolitan areas fit the bill for Amazon’s HQ2.
Gerhard’s Take: Cleveland needs you!
Little Rock mayor ready to court Amazon
Uses Twitter to announce that the city “will Think Big and Be Creative.”
Gerhard’s Take: Little Rock could become Big Rock
Tacoma is after Amazon’s 2nd headquarters
Even Everett is throwing hat into the ring of contenders
Gerhard’s Take: The Boeing location model
First published by Gerhard in his News with a View Newsletters.