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Traffic & Public Transportation in Seattle : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
Google Maps will show you typical commute times at different points of the day.
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Otie Dunn answered:
Setting up a speed trap you would have to talk with the police department and work with them. It sounds like you have a problem with people speeding in your neighbor hood. If that is the case go to the city you live in ask them to install speed Bumps. In most cases that gets the speeders to slow down. ... more
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Sat Mar 14, 2015
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Fri Feb 6, 2015
Kate Garboden answered:
The 106 and 107 go near that property.

I have attached a map for the King County bus routes.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Kary Krismer answered:
If the landlord actually started an unlawful detainer action against you, it might be very difficult to find a new landlord willing to rent to you. Read the facts of this case, where the landlord had no valid reason to file an unlawful detainer action, the tenant won, but then had problems afterwards finding housing.
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Jeremy Locke answered:
contact a broker directly to discuss crime and safety of neighborhoods.
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Thu Aug 21, 2014
Wendy Carrington answered:
As others have mentioned a good option is to call the non-emergency line at the local police station. There are also many good online websites that provide detailed information about the area, is easy to use and provides a good outlook on an areas crime. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Alain Picard answered:
Very important to me. The less time in my commute means more time being home and enjoying my family and everything else that I love to do.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Dennis Paige answered:
The monorail is wonderful if your destination is one of the two places it stops! Great for out of town friends to ride to Seattle center though, a fun experience.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Kary Krismer answered:
Ray, you're more formal than I am if you wear pajamas. ;-)
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Dennis Paige answered:
We have seen quite a few buyers recently trying to escape the commute by looking over here (Bainbridge Island). Can't beat a 30 minute commute on the ferry reading the paper!
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
stephen webber answered:
Good Morning
Commute is very definitly unhealthy. Everyone who has communted and are now living close to their work brag about their communte. A telling traight.
Your purchase price or rent you will pay will to some degree dictate your choices of where to live.
If you can, purchase as soon as possible. The market is on fire and will continuse appreciating very fast. Unusuall opportunity but no surprise.
An experienced ethical real estate agent could serve your situation. Rent or buy and where. So a few suggestions for you. First read the article Consultation, Interviewing Real Estate Agents. You find the article and a few others that will serve you on
Gather information, all you can. Than begin the process of selecting your agent. The results will prove well worth your time and effort. An experienced ethical agent will work in your interest and so help in your decision of location and purchase or rent. Also read the article Consultation, Interviewing Loan Officers.
After 34 years of real estate it has become apparent that it is worth living in a smaller place if it reduces the commute. When you think through your schedule and realize how much of the day is "your time' the commute time becomes a major factor. Add the stress factor and all becomes very clear.
Wishing You The Best, stephen
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Karen Mcknight answered:
The traffic going from Seattle to Redmond is actually more dense now than commuting into Seattle. Seattle is a good sized city, so the commute varies largely based on where you live in Seattle. Due to bridges, lakes and hills, if you want to live the Seattle lifestyle and commute into Redmond, in general, I would say East Capital Hill is one of the very easy commutes.

The University District is close to freeway access that runs into Redmond / Bellevue, and if you pick your times right, that can be an easy commute. Even South Lake Union, once the new freeway access is completed, will be quite efficient. Light rail is now being built that will take you from the center of the city to the University District. Land is already being purchased for light rail into Redmond city center. The light rail path is currently undergoing the environmental review, which is one of the last steps to approval for the route.

There are Park and Ride parking lots throughout Bellevue and Redmond and those give you access to the bus routes. There are now special Rapid Transit bus stops that take you quickly and directly to your destinations.

The bus system is very good and once you learn your bus route can be much more efficient than car. I can be more helpful if you'd like to talk specifially about where you plan to live and to where you need to commute.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
CATRINA ROSS answered:
Below is a link to WA state Dept of Transportation Puget Sound Travel times / commutes for different directions. Quite interesting since it will show different commute times during different days/hours.

After determining the commute time, compare homes prices to make sure you will be able to find a home in your price range in these areas first. Then visit the areas that you are interested in and continue your research with neighborhood information (try and research school districts if applicable ( Or contact a Real Estate Agent who can help you with your research.
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Sat Jul 11, 2009
Kary Krismer answered:
This is a question from 2009. I suspect Duckie is already migrating from one place to another now, and no longer needs our assistance. ;-)
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