We all have those television shows we’ve binge-watched episode after episode, rerun after rerun, for as long as they’ve aired and in the years after. Many of those shows took place inside of a family’s home with the living room area as the most popular focal point of the set, and many of them are as familiar to us as our own living rooms. For example, at first glance, most people are able to immediately recognize the white couch and curved stairway that stood behind it from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or the floral and bamboo couches displayed in the living area of Golden Girls. What other obvious living rooms come to mind? Well, let’s take a trip down memory [...]
Seattle real estate has just come off of a banner year. According to City Living Seattle, the median price for a home in Seattle rose by nearly 15% in 2016 alone. And according to the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report, as reported in the Seattle Times, the Seattle market is supposed to have another stunning year in 2017, calling it the fourth hottest market in the nation behind Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Portland. What’s more, Seattle’s severely stressed rental market is finally experiencing something like relief.
So why, in a year expected to see eroding consumer confidence in the face of uncertainty regarding many [...]