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Calmwater Capital Originates $7.6 Million Loan for WSU Student Housing

Calmwater Capital, a leading national direct real estate lender, has provided $7.6 million in senior debt to Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC to acquire and upgrade a student housing complex near Washington State University. The 184-bed property, known as College Crest Apartments, is located at 1555 NE Merman Drive in Pullman, Washington.

Seattle Real Estate Expert Bortfeld to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“What Consumers Really Want Will Shock You – Hint: It’s about them, not you!” is the provocative title of the session that Seattle real estate marketing expert Noelle Bortfeld, Chief Marketing Officer at Windermere Real Estate, will headline at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
Mercy Othello Plaza Now Open

Mercy Housing Northwest celebrates Grand Opening of transit-oriented development in Rainier Valley

Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW), a non-profit affordable housing provider, announces the grand opening of its newest property, Mercy Othello Plaza, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Special guests presiding over the ribbon cutting ceremony include Dep. Mayor Hyeok Kim, County Executive Dow Constantine, Wayne Lau of Rainier Valley Community Development Fund and Mona Lee of Othello Park Alliance. Together with Mercy Housing board and staff, they are joined by new residents of Mercy Othello Plaza, partners/funders and members of the Othello neighborhood

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.


Property tax statements for the first half of 2017 are in the mail, Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher announced Monday. Property tax statements include property tax levy amounts, special assessments and certain fees. The Treasurer’s Office sent 67,000 paper statements, 78,000 postcards to taxpayers whose mortgage companies pay their taxes, and 6,000 e-statements to people who registered to receive tax bills online

Seattle to Host ULI’s 2017 Spring Meeting, Set for May 2-4 at the Washington...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities, will hold its 2017 Spring Meeting May 2-4 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Sen. Murray on New Federal Help for Homeless Veterans: “A Step Toward Fulfilling Our...

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of both the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, announced a new round of vouchers to help homeless veterans access stable housing and supportive services. Communities across the state, from Seattle to Walla Walla, will receive a total of 205 new housing vouchers that will be distributed among the recipient housing authorities to help veterans

State program to help reimburse landlords for property damage

The Department of Commerce today announced a new program designed to provide relief to landlords whose property has been damaged by a tenant who used a federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing choice voucher, also known as a “Section 8” voucher, or a Veterans Affairs supportive housing voucher, also known as a VASH vouchers.


The vast majority of people say they want to grow old in their current home. Over time, technology will play a key role in making aging-in-place safer, healthier and more comfortable for many seniors and their families

Cleanup agreement proposed for sites in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood

A nonprofit housing provider will study soil and groundwater contamination from a former dry cleaner and a former gas station in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, under a proposed legal agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology.

Solar Plus Regional Initiative Wins $2 Million Grant from US Department of Energy

Solar Plus, a joint effort of more than a dozen stakeholder groups in Washington and Oregon has been awarded a $2,050,000 SunShot grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to further deployment of solar energy in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest of the 17 awards totaling $21 million announced today.

DelBene Bill Would Help Rural Economies, Create Jobs

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today discussed ways to open up new markets and create jobs for rural communities through research and incentives for tall wood building construction.


The number of seniors who will need public housing is growing, as are the costs to provide it. Nationwide, public housing authorities are working to meet the needs of seniors so they can age in public housing safely, independently and comfortably.

Council Roundup: Affordable housing strategy in next phase

In their first council meeting back from the August recess, City Councilmembers were given an update on the affordable housing strategy. The council approved staff's recommendations to move forward evaluating over 30 potential actions with only minor modifications. The next study phase will look at the potential for preserving or creating affordable housing in Bellevue, among other outcomes, and be used by the council to inform their choices of which actions to include in the strategy. During the briefing, staff stressed that further evaluation of the actions does not mean they will be included in the final plan.


Homeowners can learn how to inspect gravity-fed septic systems, maintain their septic systems and wells, and prevent costly repairs at a workshop sponsored by Clark County and Washington State University Clark County Extension


Finding a competent, reliable contractor can seem like a major hurdle to building or remodeling your home. Even with a good contractor, building new or renovating the old can be stressful, expensive and involve unpleasant surprises

Larsen Announces Grants Headed to Northwest Washington To Address Homelessness Among Veterans

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal grants have been awarded to two Washington organizations to support their work to prevent homelessness among veterans.

Bellevue’s oldest building to move

Bellevue's oldest surviving structure, the Burrows Cabin, is moving. Built by Civil War veteran Albert Burrows in 1883, the cabin will be transported early Friday from its current spot off of 112th Avenue Northeast to Chism Beach Park


Clark County’s Green Business program recognized three businesses at Thursday’s Morning Blend networking event at the new downtown Hudson Building. The event had record attendance and was followed by a green ribbon cutting

Washington State Office of Homeless Youth awards $2.5 million in grants

Efforts to ensure that young people and families have the individualized support they need to avoid homelessness got a boost from $2.5 million in grants announced today by the state’s Office of Homeless Youth. Funding will support emergency housing and rental assistance, crisis intervention services, outreach to connect homeless youth with resources such as drug and alcohol treatment, and other assistance to young adults age 18 through 24 in communities throughout Washington state


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.


Calmwater Capital Originates $7.6 Million Loan for WSU Student Housing

Calmwater Capital, a leading national direct real estate lender, has provided $7.6 million in senior debt to Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC to acquire and upgrade a student housing complex near Washington State University. The 184-bed property, known as College Crest Apartments, is located at 1555 NE Merman Drive in Pullman, Washington.