TOURIST TRAPS — Seattle's iconic Gum Wall is going away, temporarily. For the first time in 20 years, Pike Place Market will scrub away the estimated one million wads of chewed bubble gum currently stuck to the wall in Post Alley. The reason? Sugar in the gum is starting to erode the wall. Cleaning begins on November 10 and is expected to take a few days.
SURVEY SAYS — According to a new study from Redfin and Porch, Seattle is the 10th-best city in America to buy a home. More than just about how many bedrooms and bathrooms each house has, this survey took into account quality of life factors such as safety, climate, commute times, taxes and real estate trends. See what else the survey had to say right here.
STATE O'THE MARKET — According to Zumper, the median price of a 1-BR in Seattle $1,710/month, which is up a bit from last month's $1,660. The median 2-BR will run you $2,320/month, which is up even more from October's $2,200. All of this keeps with the national trend, which saw rents in 39 of the 50 largest cities go up month over month. Check out more rental data this way.