What do you guys think about Seattle vs Silicone Valley in future

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I am considering to invest a property either in Silicone Valley or Seattle area. What do you guys think? Silicone valley obviously increased a lot already in last 5 years, and it should be one of the most expensive city in among the US. But it's a not replaceable area and city with so much high income professionals live there. But still have room to growth?

For Seattle, it has the highest value growth rate in last 24 months among the whole US, and still much cheaper than California; with so many new IT companies and job creations current and future, do you guys think the growth and final value will catch up to Silicone valley?

@Ken Kwok both those are primary markets and more for appreciation. If you are looking for cashflow you will not find it there.

Hi Lane,

I do partially agree with you about those are primary market but some of the properties in Seattle 20 miles around also would have around 6-8% NOI for cashflow. So what is the cashflow in other cities would like to be? I always want to look for "potential cashflow appreciation" property. Any suggestion?

tOriginally posted by @Lane Kawaoka:

Ken Kwok both those are primary markets and more for appreciation. If you are looking for cashflow you will not find it there.

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