Fall 2018 Seattle Market Update

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

In the news… “Seattle’s housing market has cooled more in recent months than any other metro area in the country, according to Zillow. Just recently, prices were rising faster here than anywhere else; now, Seattle is 12th on a list of the biggest 35 metro areas.” – Mike Rosenberg, Seattle Times   Is Amazon responsible […]


NW EcoBuilding Guild – Always Tackling Sticky Green Subjects!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

We had to laugh when we saw what the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild‘s topic was for their March educational event – What Sticks to What?. That certainly caught (and held!) our attention long enough to find out more about (what a lot of folks would consider) a seemingly boring topic (sealants, adhesives & tapes, oh boy!). […]


Must See Projects! 2015 Green Home Tour

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The 5th annual NW Green Home Tour, hosted by the Seattle Chapter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, is only a few weeks away! Saturday & Sunday, April 25th & 26th, 11am to 5pm With a wide array of projects featuring everything from solar power to rainwater recycling, tour guides and project team members on-site, and […]


Housing Makes Headlines, Again!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Thanks to our friends at Sound Community Bank for sharing the buzz! Seattle’s housing market is already getting off to a strong start in 2015, and these factors are no doubt contributing. In early January a sharp decline in interest rates, coupled with buzzing announcements to reductions on popular federally-insured home loans, resulted in both […]


Food For Thought 2014

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Happy New Year! To start 2015 we thought it would be fun to pass along a handful of articles that caught our attention in 2014. This is not a list of the year’s top headlines or critical issues, but simply interesting food for thought to mull over as we start the new year. Enjoy! What […]


Join us for the 2014 Green Building Slam!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

We are excited to announce that Fifth Street Commons has been chosen as 1 of the 10 projects to be featured at this year’s Seattle Green Building Slam! This annual event, hosted by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, celebrates “remarkable green building projects” around the Puget Sound, and presenters are given just 10 minutes to tell […]


Fifth Street Commons Open House

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

We invite you to join us in celebrating the launch of Fifth Street Commons, a new intentional community in downtown Langley! Saturday, September 6th, 4-8pm. Bring a dish or beverage to share, children welcome, plenty of guest parking. 130 5th Street, Langley, WA (Map).    


What is a Passive House?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

While building uber-efficient airtight homes sounds a little obsessive, it’s actually become the “right thing to do” and the next milestone for many designers/builders in Seattle and around the globe. Better known as Passivhaus in Europe, the Passive House building standard is one of the most rigorous in the world when it comes to energy […]


Must See Projects! 2014 Green Home Tour

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour is just a few weeks away, and instead of taking place both Sat and Sun, this year’s tour will be one day only – Saturday, April 26th, from 11 am to 5 pm. With 35 sites all around Seattle, plus a handful of fun Sustainability Stops, there’s a lot […]


Seattle Green Builders – Selling in 2014!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

When the Seattle real estate market began improving by leaps and bounds last year, we took a closer look at Seattle green builders who were “raising roofs to meet the demand” in a post entitled Seattle Green Builders – Now Selling!. Now almost a year later, those same builders are humming along, but we’ve got […]