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$2M Portage Bay houseboat has roof, views for miles
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$2M Portage Bay houseboat has roof, views for miles

Floating on Portage Bay, this $1.975 million houseboat is both modern and nostalgic, offering on the one hand a roof deck and solar powered boat...

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Debt diary: How an engineer digs out of $100,000 in loans
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Debt diary: How an engineer digs out of $100,000 in loans

Shannon Beranek craved an iced coffee after toiling all morning in 94-degree heat. But the civil engineer owes almost six figures in college loans,...

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EU consumer chief
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EU consumer chief "impatient" with Facebook over data

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's lack of action in complying...

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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide
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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged,...

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Zillow: Seattle's 28 percent above where it was pre-Recession
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Zillow: Seattle's 28 percent above where it was pre-Recession

Like the rest of real estate, recovery from the Great Recession is all about location, location, location. According to a new report from Zillow, a...

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Sears sales decline improved in latest quarter; shares soar
News 6 months ago
Sears sales decline improved in latest quarter; shares soar

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling department store operator, said it key sales figure improved and its stock soared in after...

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For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by
News 6 months ago
For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade's housing...

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This Friday Harbor home comes with its own airplane hanger
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This Friday Harbor home comes with its own airplane hanger

Landing your private plane on your Friday Harbor property? This isn't a just a fantasy: this San Juan island home actually comes with its own...

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Got tools and ideas? Complete this Columbia City remodel
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Got tools and ideas? Complete this Columbia City remodel

This Columbia City home was going to be someone's dream makeover opportunity; now, it can be yours. Bidding starts at $400,000. The home As is, the...

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Sweet South Lake Union loft asks $500K
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Sweet South Lake Union loft asks $500K

In the LEED-certified and swanky Veer complex in South Lake Union, this one bedroom loft-style condo runs $499,500. The unit This particular condo,...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks lower as tech companies dip
News 6 months ago
Markets Right Now: Stocks lower as tech companies dip

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): U.S. stocks are falling as technology companies take a second...

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You can own this old schoolhouse-- with a chapel and a saloon-- for $695K
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You can own this old schoolhouse-- with a chapel and a saloon-- for $695K

Seattle is not the only place around here where you can live in a former school. And outside the city, it gets quainter than an apartment building....

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Red Brick Lodge is for sale: Country luxury at $3.25M
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Red Brick Lodge is for sale: Country luxury at $3.25M

A little bit country, a lot luxury, the Redbrick Lodge estate is for sale in Redmond, asking $3.25 million. The Lodge The Lodge offers four beds,...

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Humans still heft groceries on-demand, for now
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Humans still heft groceries on-demand, for now

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A self-driving car that delivers your groceries seems like a great idea: a robot vehicle that uses artificial intelligence...

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Abercrombie & Fitch's 2Q sales fall short; shares drop
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Abercrombie & Fitch's 2Q sales fall short; shares drop

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates, hurt by its...

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New Seward Park luxury home seeks to set new median
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New Seward Park luxury home seeks to set new median

New construction suggests the future of Seward Park is rectangular, and this glitzy new abode with opulent interior and rooftop terrace, designed...

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US pending home sales fell 0.7 percent in July
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US pending home sales fell 0.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts in July to buy homes in July compared to the previous month, as real estate sales are slipping...

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Nearly 2-year streak broken: Seattle no longer leads nation in home price increases
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Nearly 2-year streak broken: Seattle no longer leads nation in home price increases

Just like with the weather, Seattle is finally seeing some relief from the heat. After 21 months of leading the Case-Shiller's home price index,...

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US home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago
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US home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be...

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1905 Capitol Hill home: illustrious history and exclusivity
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1905 Capitol Hill home: illustrious history and exclusivity

With a long and illustrious history, this home-- the only single family residence in Seattle's Merrill Court community-- asks $3.250 million. The...

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San Juan Island getaway cabins at all price points
News 7 months ago
San Juan Island getaway cabins at all price points

The weather's finally cooling, smoke is (slowly) leaving our skies; looks like autumn is almost here. But that doesn't mean there isn't time to...

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It's not as simple as finding a down payment: Zillow report details hidden costs of home ownership
News 7 months ago
It's not as simple as finding a down payment: Zillow report details hidden costs of home ownership

There are a lot of costs associated with home ownership. And while many of them might not be "hidden" per se, they are certainly downplayed,...

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Modern beauty, framed in glass, has stellar Sound view
News 7 months ago
Modern beauty, framed in glass, has stellar Sound view

Built new in 2016, this modern marvel offers a home whose entire west-facing wall is made of glass. You could be the next owner for $3.185 million....

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Kroger, which owns QFC and Fred Meyer, to phase out plastic bags at all stores
News 7 months ago
Kroger, which owns QFC and Fred Meyer, to phase out plastic bags at all stores

Seattle is once again setting trends for environmental practices at stores: A little more than six years after the city banned plastic bags, the...

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Long term lease on paradise: living, renting the San Juans
News 7 months ago
Long term lease on paradise: living, renting the San Juans

Vacation on the San Juan Islands is lovely, but what if you never wanted to leave? Here's what it costs to rent long term on these gorgeous local...

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Clouds clear, and Lowe's delivers strong second quarter
News 7 months ago
Clouds clear, and Lowe's delivers strong second quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's rebounded in the second quarter after dismal weather cut into projects at home — and into company profits — to start the...

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US sales of existing homes slipped 0.7 percent in July, 4th consecutive monthly decline as real estate sector cools
News 7 months ago
US sales of existing homes slipped 0.7 percent in July, 4th consecutive monthly decline as real estate sector cools

WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of existing homes slipped 0.7 percent in July, 4th consecutive monthly decline as real estate sector cools....

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Mercer Island mini-estate is a Northwest architectural gem
News 7 months ago
Mercer Island mini-estate is a Northwest architectural gem

This 1936 mini-estate, built in 1936, rests on almost two lush Mercer Island acres. It's yours for $5 million. The home The main house here is an...

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Penthouse just below scene of '50 Shades of Grey' asks $11.5M
News 7 months ago
Penthouse just below scene of '50 Shades of Grey' asks $11.5M

One floor down from the penthouse where the infamous Christian Grey made fictional history in "Fifty Shades of Grey," this palatial luxury...

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July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite
News 7 months ago
July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders....

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