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Question by Shadey: Is the economy in Seattle (especially IT field) as bad as many other parts of the country?
I’m planning on moving to Seattle within the next couple of years and was wondering if the economy has been profoundly affected. Has the housing prices changed?
Answer by Sleazy P. Martini
Yeah, it is… jobs are tight here, but it’s not as bad as California. The whole reason I moved back up here was because I lost work down there…
There’s a lot of tech work up here with companies like Microsoft and Real and all those guys, but then, Microsoft laid off thousands of people a few months ago, so competition is gonna be fierce. I’d make sure that you have the job set in stone before you move.
Housing and rental prices here have fallen somewhat. The place I’m in here costs $ 1095/mo (really nice, 1000 sq/ft remodeled 2-bed with a palatial living room in Maple Leaf with a huge deck), but we’re probably gonna move again this summer because prices fell a couple hundred bucks or so per month.
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