Redfin’s Scholarship Winner Examines Community in Tucson, Arizona

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The Redfin Scholarship is a way for Redfin to help students on their journey through higher education. The scholarship application period occurs twice yearly with awards given to a student in both the spring and fall. Here is the student essay that won the 2017 fall scholarship. Congrats Emma Derstine! Essay Prompt: The place (or places) where we were raised often … Read More

A Newcomer’s Guide to Coffee in Seattle

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It wasn’t long after I stepped off the plane, unpacked my bags and settled into what would become my new home for the summer that I confidently declared, “I need a cup of coffee.” Fortunately for me, I was settling into what some had referenced as the coffee capital of the country: Seattle, Washington. Always a fan of the craft, … Read More

What’s Next for Lakewood Housing?

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At the beginning of 2016, Cleveland State University published a study titled “The Fifth Migration: A Study of Cleveland Millennials” that dissected the very real trend of millennials moving to downtown and surrounding Cleveland neighborhoods, as well as how to implement policies to sustain this growth in our urban core. It’s really well done, an insightful read for any Clevelander, … Read More

New Inventory Hits Seattle Area as The Peaks at Tehaleh Pre-Sales Begin

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The top-selling new home community of Tehaleh welcomes 31 new homes by Azure Northwest Homes available for sale and nestled on 4,000 acres of elevated forest land, with mountain views and 7.5 miles of forested trails. Located in Bonney Lake, Washington, an hour outside of Seattle, The Peaks offer homeowners easy commuter access, an onsite elementary school and plenty of … Read More

5 Cities With the Highest Percentage of Women Making $100K+ a Year

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The topic of the gender pay gap in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s a conversation happening at the dinner table and on the presidential campaign trail . Wage inequality doesn’t seem to be discriminating by profession either. An article by Fast Company says that there is no industry where women earn equal to or more than men … Read More

Tips for Moving to Chicago’s Ukrainian Village

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If Chicago , Illinois wasn’t already the city to live in, Redfin’s hottest neighborhood , the Ukrainian Village, gives us just another reason to head to the Windy City. Before you pack up and make your move toward these tree-lined city streets, brush up on these moving tips! Moving Tips Planning Check with your local alderman’s office as soon as … Read More

The Ultimate New Hampshire Safety Guide

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New Hampshire may be a smaller state, but it comes with plenty of personality. From hurricanes and tornadoes in the summer to icy snow storms in the winter, there are a wide range of extreme weather conditions that will keep you on your toes. We looked at the ten biggest cities in the state — Portsmouth, Derry, Keene, Merrimack, Salem, Rochester, … Read More

The Ultimate Hawaiian Island Safety Guide

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  Image via Pixabay In so many ways, the Hawaiian Islands are paradise. The mountainous terrain provides a stunning backdrop to some of the world’s best beaches surrounded by clear, blue ocean on all sides. As with any area, however, these beautiful islands come with their own disaster risks. Because of Hawaii’s isolation, it may be more difficult to make rescue … Read More

Is Seattle Getting Richer or Poorer?

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Seattle is getting richer. New money, old news. And lately it’s been good news for a lot of Seattle families. From 2010 through 2014, the number of families earning $200,000 or more went up by 31 percent. But at the same time, the number of families with an income of less than $10,000 grew by 20 percent. And you can … Read More