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How Seattle Made Donald Trump; Bellevue Rents Soaring

Without further ado, we present the latest and greatest real estate news from our sister site, Curbed Seattle.

FAULT LINES -- A few weeks back, The New Yorker scared the bejesus out of everyone in the Pacific Northwest with their article on The Big One. Realizing this, they've now written a follow-up, providing clarity and tips for Seattle-area folks who want to be prepared for an earthquake. Or at least as prepared as you can be. Curbed picks out the pertinent bits.

HISTORY LESSONS -- Long before Donald Trump was Donald Trump, his grandfather was Seattle restauranteur Friedrich Drumpf. The German immigrant used his knowledge of the Pacific Northwest's "loose morals" during the gold rush to his advantage and started an empire that got us here. Find out the whole sordid story.

STATE O'THE MARKET -- For the sixth-straight month, Seattle was 10th on Zumper's National Rent Report for major U.S. cities in terms of most expensive median rents in July. Though it should be noted that when you open it up to all cities, Bellevue is actually way more expensive with a median 1-BR rent of $2,240. Dig in to all of the neighborhood and city numbers this-a-way.