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  • Direct homebuyer FlyHomes raises $17 million, plans expansion into mortgages

    Funding round led by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
    There’s a growing player in the burgeoning direct homebuying segment that now boasts the backing of one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms. Seattle-based FlyHomes recently announced that it raised $17 million in its Series A funding round, which was led by Andreessen Horowitz, which previously invested in Facebook, Airbnb, Foursquare, Skype, Twitter, and others.
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  • Case-Shiller reports increase in home price growth

    Experts say rising home prices won’t stop anytime soon
    Home prices increased across the U.S. in February, picking up the pace in annual price gains. This run, which is still ongoing, compares to the previous long run from January 1992 to February 2007. And with expectations for continued economic growth and further employment gains, the current run of rising prices is likely to continue.
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  • King County is king, and counting

    Seattle continues to lead in home price growth
    Seattle's rate of real estate appreciation has topped the national charts for more than a year and, based on the latest quarterly forecast from Veros Real Estate Solutions, will stay there for the next 12 months. Here is a breakdown on real estate growth in Washington's King County.
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  • New American Funding expands footprint in Seattle area

    Opens new branch in Bellevue, Washington
    New American Funding announced it is expanding its territory in the Seattle area with the grand opening of its new branch in Bellevue, Washington’s business district. The new location, located at 10400 NE 4th Street in Bellevue, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 8.
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  • Seattle passes sweeping short-term rental laws, limits Airbnb hosts to two units

    Hosts must also be licensed by city
    Homeowners and landlords in Seattle who want to rent out their property via short-term rental services like Airbnb are about to have a whole new set of laws they have to comply with. Most notable among the new laws passed this week by the Seattle City Council is a new regulation that limits short-term rental hosts to only two units.
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  • As summer wraps up, here are the hottest neighborhoods to close out the season

    Can you guess the cities the neighborhoods are in?
    With the year more than half way over, online real estate brokerage Redfin decided to reassess the hottest neighborhoods for 2017 and see what markets have stepped up their game to make the list now. Given the rapid changes in the market, here’s a new list to showcase the hottest neighborhoods for the second half of the year. The cities the neighborhoods are located in should come as no surprise.
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  • Amazon to use Seattle office space for new homeless shelter

    Shelter will house 65 families
    After being criticized for not donating to any sort of charities like some of its other competitors, Amazon is looking to change that with its new project for Seattle’s homeless population. The company is constructing a new office building, but will donate about half its space to a local homeless shelter.
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