Posted by: phillipsre | August 31, 2016

A House Torn Down Every Day to Make Room For Bigger Ones

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Photo Credit: Erika Schultz/ Seattle Times

We are all aware of the super busy and competitive housing market in Seattle, but was it clear that a lot of these houses that are being purchased are actually just being torn down (or taken down to the studs for remodeling) and then new, bigger, boxier houses are coming up in their place. This article from Seattle Times reports that Seattle on average now sees one home tear down every day. More houses have been demolished and replaced in the past 18 months than in the four previous years combined, a review of property data shows. And this is not just a trend in Seattle, houses and natural areas in the suburbs are also being torn down and torn up to make way for bigger houses and more condos. For more information on how this works, who is responsible for some of the work and a few before and after photos, click here for the full article. 

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