‘Exceptionally low’ inventory slows year-end home sales, spurs price hikes across region

For real estate brokers, the year 2017 was marked by historic lows for inventory and year-over-year price gains in most areas. That’s according to a report just released by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, a not-for-profit, member-owned organization of over 28,000 real estate professionals in the Pacific Northwest. For the MLS area overall, inventory shrunk…

San Diego-based real estate company purchases apartment complex in unincorporated Lynnwood

A San Diego-based private real estate company has acquired an apartment complex in unincorporated Lynnwood. MG Properties Group announced the acquisition of Newberry Square Apartments on Tuesday. The complex was purchased along with a second complex in Woodinville for approximately $132.8 million. Newberry Square was built in 2005 and contains 123 units. MG Properties Group…

Beauty of Stone: Elegant, rarely-seen soapstone

I’ve been doing stone setting and designing now for over 32 years. One of my favorite stones to use in my stone masterpiece is soapstone. I call it the “Rich Man’s Stone.” It is quite elegant — it reminds me of money. It’s not that it is too expensive. It is more rarely seen, beautiful…