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Wednesday News Links

This is an interesting comparison of Seattle’s current density to density of other cities around the world.  It’s a handy reference for trying to imagine what increased density limits for future residential construction in Seattle might look like in practice.

MIT’s Treepedia project lets you compare the relative greenery of different cities, and Seattle is currently ranked at the top of cities they’ve studied.

It looks like Teatro ZinZanni will be closing in March.  If you haven’t gone for this staple of the Seattle entertainment scene, you might want to make that a priority soon.  Otherwise, you’ll have to go down to San Francisco to check them out.

The Creating Homes Seminar is next week.  There are only a few seats left, so if you want to attend, register now.

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Creating Homes

You don’t have to look far to find news articles about how younger generations are approaching home ownership and household formation.  This is definitely something I’ve seen in working with my clients.  Gone are the days where every potential home owner is a member of a married couple with kids.  I see friends, roommates, multiple families combining resources, just to name a few of the more common variations.

Breaking out of traditional molds to find a situation that works for you is awesome, but it can also be daunting.  Most advice and infrastructure out there is built expecting a married couple with kids, and when you don’t fit that mold, it can be hard to figure out what to do.


That’s why I’m super excited to announce a pilot of a new seminar, “Creating Homes.”  It’s meant to be a pragmatic informational session about the different options, challenges, and strategies out there for people who are doing something a little different.  I’m especially pleased because Patrick McAuliffe is an accountant and most of the questions I can’t answer for my clients are of the, “You should talk to an accountant,” variety.

If you’d like to come, please to RSVP.  I’ll look forward to seeing you there!