Thomas Hoban

Be prepared for the downturn to come

Eric Sprink is not your typical bank president, so it was no…


Tom Hoban

Are millennials warming up to life in suburbia?

They dominate the apartment market and their wants need to be accounted for, says columnist Tom Hoban.


Column: Snohomish County connects in surprising ways to Brewster

At the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia rivers about 25 miles…


Tom Hoban

Why owning property is key to liberty in U.S.

To own a slice of the earth from its center to the heavens is precisely how private property rights work in the United States. The… Continue reading

Tom Hoban

Tech can upend, enhance apartment industry

I learn best by talking to people and I seem to be deeply curious about everything. So when I hop in a cab, I usually… Continue reading

Everett wins big with commercial air travel coming to Paine Field

Whether or not you use the airport, if you are a resident or business owner in the Everett area, commercial passenger service at Snohomish County’s… Continue reading

How a new Everett mayor could affect local real estate scene

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson’s about-face earlier this year on running for what would be a fourth term came as a bit of a surprise to… Continue reading

Lawsuits make condos too costly to build

Before the current legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee handed a task to several boards and commissions that report to him to bring recommendations to ease… Continue reading

Former Bothell city manager returns to helping downtowns

Bob Stowe is now helping half a dozen cities do the same thing he has done his entire career: Create or revitalize their downtowns. Stowe,… Continue reading

Crusade to help inventors, entrepreneurs in Snohomish County

By Tom Hoban HBJ Columnist With costs rising for housing, office and labor in Seattle and Bellevue, the idea of incubating start-ups in areas outside… Continue reading

Column: A roadmap for affordable housing

Strong rental-rate growth for two straight years has allowed landlords to recover finally from when the market took a tumble in 2008-09. Renter’s personal income,… Continue reading