Discover Seattle and go on a journey with Live Love Own
A city known for its wet weather, great coffee, and sweeping mountain views, Seattle is packed with culture and coolness. If you’ve ever played tourist in Seattle, you’re likely aware of the city’s impressive landmarks like Alki Beach, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and the Space Needle. Almost any visitor to Seattle will tell you it’s an excellent place to visit, and even better to call home.
If you are planning a move to Seattle or you’re already living here, it is important to familiarize yourself. LiveLoveOwnSeattle.com is a portal to help you learn about attractions, culture, the real estate market and things that make our beautiful city tick. To help you get acquainted or learn more about the town, the Windermere Wall Street Group, along with our Brokers, have compiled the information you need to know in an easy-to-navigate site.
The website is broken down into three main sections:
LIVE – Getting to Know Seattle
This area is made up of the inner workings of the city and includes transportation (traffic, transit, and projects), links to property taxes, building permits, licensing and more information about city and state government.
LOVE – Falling in Love with the City
There are lots of things to see and do in Seattle, and our LOVE section puts it all at your fingertips. Local happenings, arts, culture, events and attractions, as well as sports, outdoor recreation, and pets. We love to give back and have added links to our favorite charitable organization too. It’s the perfect place to discover the fun stuff that makes you fall in love with our hometown.
OWN –Own the town
The Seattle real estate market is on fire and there are cranes and construction crews almost everywhere you look. New development is happening all over the city and you can find out more about these projects in the OWN section. You will find all things real estate, including neighborhood profiles, property and open house searches, schools and utilities.
REPORTS – The Real Estate Numbers
Data is important in the real estate business and each month we compile reports for nine Seattle markets. We also produce a quarterly report for the Seattle metro area and will be introducing our new condominium report next quarter. Our goal is to keep you educated about the market, so you can make informed decisions when the time comes to buy or sell a home.
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What’s in Store
Many large corporations including Starbucks, Boeing, Costco, Nordstrom, Paccar, and Weyerhaeuser, are all headquartered in Seattle area, as well as a myriad of tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, Zillow, and Tableau. Google, Facebook, and other tech companies are moving workers to the city in droves. Not only do these companies employ many Seattle residents, they also pay pretty well too. In fact, the median household income here is 44% higher than the median nationwide. With these new tech workers and Seattle’s growing population (over 1100 new people per week), there are plenty of home buyers out there.
Property values continue to rise and the median price of a home in Seattle just reached $700,000. That’s almost double what it was 5 years ago. It’s definitely a seller’s market and we are seeing stiff competition for listings with many receiving multiple offers and selling above their asking price. If you have thrown around the idea of selling, you might consider doing it now to reap the rewards.
Whether it’s the cutting-edge tech scene, proximity to water and mountains, or the beautiful scenery around every corner, there are many reasons to live in, love and own Seattle. With everything from high-rise condos in Belltown, Victorian beauties on Queen Anne, Mid-century moderns in Magnolia, or beach front living in West Seattle, there’s a perfect place here for you.