In an article published June 15th, Jon Talton of The Seattle Times discusses the Tech Cities 1.0 report, which ranked Seattle 6th among the 25 most elite technology hubs in the United States. The results of the report are important in a city such as Seattle, given that “real-estate investors and site selectors pay attention to analyses such as this” when making critical investment decisions.

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On May 19thMansion Global readers opened the paper to uncover the “Secret of the San Juans” in an article heralding the awe-inspiring archipelago as a retreat as recent analyses have named it “the hottest luxury real-estate market in the country.” According to Nancy Keates, the growth in the area is both a product of its serene surroundings as an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and “by an influx of high-tech companies to Seattle, where soaring home prices make the San Juans look like a bargain.”

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A new report on realtor.com was just released with a lot of hard data on what home styles, sizes, locations, floor plan options, and more affects your home’s appreciation. To gather this information, Realtor looked at millions of listings from 2011 to 2016 and compared features against each other. And, to preface, they also start by stating, “If the economy is strong, a home’s value generally increases 3% to 4% every year, driven by inflation and natural population growth.” Even better, they report that, “From 2011 to 2016, the national housing market was recovering from the bubble at a slightly higher speed: 6.3% a year, on average.”

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