Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Seven projects, 457 affordable homes financed

Developers and nonprofit organizations will create or renovate 457 affordable homes across the state, thanks to almost $67 million in financing approved last Friday by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle Announces First Quarter 2015

Today, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (Seattle Bank) announced preliminary financial highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2015, reporting $10.4 million of net income, compared to $10.7 million in first quarter 2014, and an increase in its retained earnings balance to $356.6 million as of March 31, 2015, from $346.4 million as of December 31, 2014. Net income for the quarter takes into account $10.8 million of merger-related expenses

Security Properties Announces Purchase of The Grove at Flynn’s Crossing

Security Properties has acquired the 168-unit Grove at Flynn's Crossing located in Ashburn, VA for $31.0 million. The property, located at 21892 Blossom Hill Terrace, consists of affordable apartments for individuals and families earning up to 60 percent of area median income.

Sea-Tac Airport’s Center Runway to Close for Reconstruction

The Port of Seattle is set to begin reconstruction of the center runway (designated as 16C/34C) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The runway, which was originally built in 1969, is scheduled to be closed between May 4 and October 30, 2015. Reconstruction is not expected to impact flight schedules, passenger traffic, or any other airport operations

First Half Property taxes Due April 30

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that first-installment property taxes are due on Thursday, April 30, 2015. “If you have not received your 2015 first-installment tax statement or have lost it, you can visit our website

Family Tree & Lincoln Way Apartments Renovation Wraps With Grand Re-Opening

Mercy Housing Northwest will host the grand re-opening tomorrow of the now-renovated Family Tree Apartments in Everett and Lincoln Way Apartments in Lynnwood. The 199-unit rehab was financed by U.S. Bank to improve Seattle’s affordable housing options.

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider two properties in Denny Regrade neighborhood for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the National Cash Register Building at 1923-27 Fifth Ave. and the (old) IBM Building at 1929-33 Fifth Ave. on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, 40th Floor, Room 4060

Attorney General sues Grant County mobile home landlord for sham sales used to evade...

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a complaint in Grant County Superior Court against Gary Chavers, owner of Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Wash., for forcing tenants to sign “purchase” contracts so that he could evade city health and safety inspections and thereby avoid the expense of improving the poor condition of the mobile homes. The tenants, mostly farm workers whose primary language is Spanish, were told they must sign the contracts or move out.

14,000 Seattle homes just became eligible for big rebates

Fourteen thousand homes in north Seattle just became eligible for big rebates—average rebate $4,500—under the popular RainWise Program. A joint effort by Seattle and King County to fight water pollution, the RainWise Program offers rebates to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of a professionally-installed rain garden or cistern on private property.

Former DSHS employee charged with stealing more than $150K in unclaimed property

The Attorney General’s Office filed charges late yesterday against a former Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) employee for allegedly using his access to confidential state databases to commit identity theft and steal more than $150,000 in unclaimed property through the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) ClaimYourCash.org website

Annual Code Compliance Survey Underway

To help meet the City’s strategic goal of being a safe, clean and attractive community, the City of Tacoma’s Code Compliance Section is conducting its annual visual survey of the properties along Tacoma’s main arterials to identify opportunities for individuals to improve their compliance with the City’s Nuisance and Minimum Building and Structures Code. Inspectors will be performing the survey now through March 14.

Two Years Later, Foreclosure Fairness Act Continues To Help Struggling Homeowners

Washington homeowners facing foreclosure can now access brochures about homeownership counseling and mediation services in 11 languages. The Washington State Legislature established the Foreclosure Fairness Act and the Mediation Program in 2011. The program, overseen by the Department of Commerce, is designed to help homeowners and their lenders explore possible alternatives to foreclosure and reach a resolution when possible.

A reason to be thankful: Residents purchase Oak Harbor mobile-home park

OAK HARBOR, Wash. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When the homeowners in the 59-site mobile-home park formerly known as Thunderbird gathered to give thanks last week, they had something new to add to the list: They now owned the land under their homes as well

KCHA spearheads successful effort to preserve nine subdized apartment complexes in statewide effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When a portfolio of nine privately owned Section 8-assisted housing complexes located in five counties scattered across Washington state was offered for sale last spring, the King County Housing Authority spearheaded a collaborative effort to purchase it. The housing authorities of Bremerton, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, and Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee participated in assuring the preservation of a total of 337 homes within the various communities.

New neighborhood opens: Ribbon-cutting at Seola Gardens celebrates completion of 87 new apartments at...

White Center - October 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The final 87 low-income apartments at Seola Gardens in White Center have opened, bringing to 177 the total number of apartment homes at this new mixed-income, master-planned community. All site development including utilities, roads, trails, playgrounds, fences, and community gardens has been completed. Construction and sales of single-family homes is well underway. The remodeled Head Start center has reopened and the community center, with after-school, job assistance and ESL programs, is alive with activity.

Mailing the Second Half 2013 Property Tax Statements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that second-half 2013 property tax statements have been mailed. Property tax statements include property tax levy amounts, special assessments, and certain fees. There were 64,788 statements mailed. “Taxpayers whose statements are not paid through a mortgage company and have not received their statement within ten days should visit our web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or call the Treasurer’s Office at (360) 397-2252.” Taxpayers are responsible for paying their second-half property taxes by Thursday, October 31, in order to avoid interest and penalties.”

The Dave Hanson Home Team Closes a Ballard Real Estate home In Seattle

Seattle, WA - September 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Dave Hanson Home Team, leading Ballard Real Estate agent in Seattle at Keller Williams Greater Seattle, has sold another home for an Olympic Manor Resident. The Dave Hanson Home Team, specializing In Ballard Real Estate, Olympic Manor and North Seattle Real Estate, has successfully negotiated and closed this home

Find homes available in Washington with IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Steven Lambert...

EUGENE, OR - August 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The custom IDX solution Steven Lambert now hosts on his Richalnd, Washington real estate website has forever simplified the online real estate search process for area home seekers, agents and brokers alike. With the unique IDX Broker software, thousands of Tri City MLS (TCMLS) listings are seamlessly displayed on the website Lambert hosts. Potential buyers can experience a level of customer service comparable to none, and finding a home in and around Washington has never been so easy!

Find homes available in Washington with IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Steven Lambert

EUGENE, OR - August 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The custom IDX solution Steven Lambert now hosts on his Richalnd, Washington real estate website has forever simplified the online real estate search process for area home seekers, agents and brokers alike. With the unique IDX Broker software, thousands of Tri City MLS (TCMLS) listings are seamlessly displayed on the website Lambert hosts. Potential buyers can experience a level of customer service comparable to none, and finding a home in and around Washington has never been so easy!

Affordable apartment complex in works near Mill Creek

SEATTLE - June 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thanks to financing from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 228 affordable apartments will soon be built in unincorporated Snohomish County—including four- and five-bedroom units for large families

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KCHA spearheads successful effort to preserve nine subdized apartment complexes in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When a portfolio of nine privately owned Section 8-assisted housing complexes located in five counties scattered across Washington state was offered for sale last spring, the King County Housing Authority spearheaded a collaborative effort to purchase it. The housing authorities of Bremerton, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, and Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee participated in assuring the preservation of a total of 337 homes within the various communities.

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City kicks off Meydenbauer Bay Park construction

he City of Bellevue broke ground last week on the long-awaited Meydenbauer Bay Park, which will improve the connection between Bellevue's bustling downtown and its scenic Lake Washington waterfront.