Buy? Sell? Or hold on for dear life? We present true tales of Seattle real estate and expert advice to help you navigate the new rules of homeownership. Also: Seattle Sounders FC’s controversial marching band, hiking through a rainforest, how to eat nettles, and what the current economic climate’s doing to ordinary friendships.
Quite The Pear
A Note from the Editor
Mail from the Metro
Bailouts for Buddies
Tomatoes from Another Time
Frank’s, My Dear
Stomp and Circumstance
Let It Rain
Does this Recession Make My Butt Look Big?
Peanut Butter Provocateur
The Big Boom Theory
For the Love of Froth
Flights to Italy
The House that Juice Built?
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Q: I’ve outgrown my current home. Should I buy now or should I wait?
Q: Interest rates are really low. When does it make sense to refinance?
Q: With so many new condos sitting empty, why would I risk buying one now?
Q: I’ve never owned a home. Should I buy now?
Q: Why does the thought of becoming a homeowner make me feel crazy?
Q: What’s a lease-to-purchase option, and is it a smart move for me?
Q: What’s a short sell, and why would I want to get involved in one?
Q: Everyone says that now is an awful time to sell, but is it really that bad?
Q: I’m underwater on my loan, so should I walk away from my house?