The Seattle area has a long and storied history of building affordable housing, but few residents are willing to put down roots.
According to the latest data from the Seattle Association of Realtors, the number of listings in the area surged nearly 5 percent in the past year.
The increase was fueled by demand for rentals.
The city is seeing an influx of residents who are eager to buy and rent their own homes, and those homes are often affordable.
Seattle is home to some of the largest concentrations of millennials in the country.
In recent years, the Seattle area also has seen a surge in house prices, driven in part by the city’s rapid economic development.
Seattle has become a hub for the region’s burgeoning tech industry, and as the economy improves, more and more tech workers are moving to the region.
The region is now home to more than 40,000 tech workers, according to a 2016 report from the University of Washington.
“Seattle is a great place to be in terms of both tech talent and tech companies, so we’re going to continue to see a tremendous growth in Seattle,” said Nick Grosz, a real estate agent who specializes in Seattle’s housing market.
Grosz and other real estate professionals are quick to point out that the area has long had a housing shortage.
For more than two decades, the area’s housing was mostly made up of single-family homes.
Today, there are more than 2,600 single- and two-family rental units, according the Seattle Department of Planning and Sustainability.
There is also an uptick in condominiums, which are typically made up mostly of single and two family homes.
These units typically have lower rents, and they are usually smaller.
But many condominium units are not in use or sold out, and many people living in them may have left because they are in poor shape.
Still, there has been a significant rise in the number and quality of condominium developments in the region over the past two years, and that trend will likely continue.
In November, the Washington State Department of Housing and Community Development released a report titled “Seattle, The City That Changed My Life.”
“When I was in high school, my friend and I were looking for a place to live,” said Erin Rolfe, who grew up in Seattle and is now a city councilmember.
“We found that it was just not possible to afford living in the city.
So we went to the University and went to live on campus.
We were living in a dormitory and we were buying a car, and we just realized that Seattle is the city that changed my life.”
Rolfee said that, as a child, she often thought Seattle was a dangerous city.
But she was never one to put her kids at risk, and she found a place that offered her and her family the chance to experience the city for themselves.
She now lives in a city that is experiencing a resurgence in affordability.
The number of rental units in Seattle has more than doubled in the last five years, with more than 7,200 units available, according data from RealtyTrac.
In 2017, the median monthly rent for a one-bedroom unit was $1,716.
That figure jumped to $2,085 in 2018, according Realty Trac.
While the numbers are encouraging, there is still much work to be done.
To help address the housing shortage, the city has recently been working to build more affordable housing and help more people afford their homes.
A recent initiative called Housing First will allow residents to pay $2 more per month for their homes, while also reducing the tax burden on developers.
The city is also looking to offer a variety of tax incentives for developers, including a tax break for new construction and the sale of homes for 30 years.
And the city is looking to expand the affordable housing tax credit, which was recently expanded to include low- and moderate-income households.