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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.


Election 2017: Women Ascend, McGinn Fades, and Angry Seattle is Confused

Well the first numbers are in, and because of the goofy way we run elections in Washington (votes aren’t reported out all night like in the old days, just once a day for weeks) we have some very preliminary results in the Mayor’s race that tell an interesting story already.  First, Seattle wants a woman […]

Seattle City Council Gone Fishing…For Impact Fees

It is supposed to be summer and slow. Not at City Hall. The Council is hard at work thinking up new ways to make housing more expensive while blaming people who build housing for “skyrocketing” prices. Today, the Council will start the process for imposing impact fees after announcing their intentions in an op ed in […]

A Small Landlord Explains Rents, Market, and Why Caps Won’t Help Renters

The constant outrage over and focus on month to month increases in rent and rent increases overall is leading to calls for rent control and other measures to penalize landlords for rent increases. This misses an important point. Landlords make rent increases and pace them out over time based on various factors. When rents don’t […]