Seattle Homes Being Gobbled Up by Chinese Because of Hit Movie
Seattle real estate is hot right now. It's increasing in value faster than any other place in the U.S. A big reason is Silicon Valley folks moving north to work at Puget Sound tech firms. But another reason is Seattle is the "it" place to raise a family... IN CHINA! You'll never guess why.
In 2013 a popular movie produced by a Beijing studio featured a woman who moves to Seattle to give birth. Her relationship with the father is "complicated" so she sticks around and finds Seattle a mother's paradise.
The film's portrayal of family life in the Emerald City is so attractive all the Chinese millionaires want to move to the Puget Sound now!
Real estate agents are usually reluctant to identify their clients, but say it's been a real boon to business.