Adobe City Guide 2019 - Seattle

MARKET FOCUS: Seattle, WA

Congratulations on your internship with Adobe! We are so excited you will be joining us soon. Seattle is an amazing and diverse community with tons of activities to do and places to see. There are so many perks to living in the heart of Greater Seattle – access to new people, culture, food and technology but with that comes the challenge of finding affordable housing. Rental home and apartment prices tend to be high in Seattle, so we recommend finding a roommate/housemate to split the cost of housing and utilities. Figure out where you want to live and get started on the search as early as you can. We have compiled some information together for you to help get you oriented with your internship location. Joining the Adobe Intern Facebook page is also a great way to network with future colleagues and search for a roommate. We wish you luck in your housing search! What to know about renting in Seattle Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington and hub of the sprawling metropolitan region of Greater Seattle. The “Emerald City” has grown rapidly, not only as the U.S. birthplace of gourmet coffee, but as a hotbed of high-technology industries. Downtown Seattle and the communities of Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah are among the many choices for prospective residents. Demand is particularly strong; thus, prices are higher, in downtown Bellevue, downtown Redmond – and in Seattle, the neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and Belltown. Capitol Hill, with its many restaurants and clubs, is a particular favorite with young singles. West Seattle has grown in popularity due to lower rent prices and a new tunnel that is under construction will make for a much easier commute than before.

Seattle at a Glance

CONSIDERATIONS

FINDINGS

COMMENTS

Housing Availability

Moderate

There is some choice, but time is needed to find property

Tenant Paid Real Estate Fees

No

Typical Lease Length

12 Months

Some landlords require first and last month’s rent, plus cleaning fees. A co-signer may also be required for applicants with no credit history

Typical Security Deposit

1 Month

Early Termination Clauses

Yes

A penalty of two months’ rent usually applies

Negotiation of Lease Terms

No

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Seattle, WA Market Focus Report

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