Useful Resources – OLD VERSION


Getting Started

A comprehensive calculator built by the New York Times to help determine whether buying or renting makes sense for you. If you’re not sure what to put in for certain fields, contact me and I can help.


Homebuyer classes provided by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC, a publicly accountable, self-supporting team, dedicated to increasing housing access and affordability.



Real Estate Market News

Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes & interprets economic data and its impact on the real estate market.



The latest residential & commercial real estate news in the Seattle area & Pacific Northwest.

Utilities & Services

Start, stop or move service for PSE


Start, stop or move service for SCL


Make payments, enroll in AutoPay, view your usage, and more


Hub of information for Seattle Public Schools


Information on Sound Transit’s ambitious transit expansion


Property & community analytics for King County


Property owners in the LID contribute to a portion of the Waterfront Seattle improvement costs through LID assessments.


Find walkable places to live or look up most walkable large cities


Dashboard provided by the Seattle Police Department


A desktop and mobile web app to see what’s being built in Seattle.

Property Information & Research Resources

Hub of resources for King County residents


Search official King County Records


iMap provides geographic information from throughout King County on real property, natural resources, political boundaries, planning, and more.


Zoning districts specify a category of uses and are applied by ordinance. The zoning districts are shown on the City’s official land use map.


Interactive map of existing permits in Seattle


Provides land use, building and fire regulatory and operating permits, code enforcement and a limited number of business licenses for unincorporated areas of King County.


Pay or view your account onlinedo a property search, or sign up for e-Reminder Notices.



Recorded documents include marriage records (certificates and applications), property records (deeds, easements, mortgages, leases, liens, plats, surveys, and condominium records) as well as a variety of other records.


Resources to research the history of a particular building or piece of property in King County.


Information about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) & Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) within Seattle


Maps for locating where sewer lines are within Seattle


Records of Seattle Fire Department (SFD) permits related to decommissioning of a residential heating oil tank, beginning in 1996.


The Washington Geological Survey develops, produces, and publishes a variety of maps and reports on hazards faced in WA.


Find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and use tools to better understand flood risk.