January 05, 2015

Check out these articles for great information about our community and the real estate industry!

 

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

The economy grew 5 percent in Q3 2014, looks to be sustainable in 2015

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/23/the-boom-is-here-the-economy-just-grew-5-percent-and-its-not-going-to-stop/

After defying all forecasts in 2014, what’s ahead for mortgage rates in 2015?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mortgage-rate-forecasts-20150102-story.html

A few reasons why 2015 will see the return of first time home buyers in many markets [VIDEO]

http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/28/real_estate/housing-2015/index.html

Does refinancing your mortgage make sense?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/home-refinancing/does-a-mortgage-refinance-make-sense/ar-BBgyq6E

 

REAL ESTATE news

Top 6 home trends for 2014 and a peak at what may be hot in 2015

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/26/the-top-home-trends-of-2014-from-pinterest_n_6355644.html

5 real estate trends to watch in 2015

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/five-real-estate-trends-to-watch-in-2015-2014-12-29

Not sure about Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year for 2015? Here are a few items that may sway your opinion:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/04/home-products-marsala-pantone_n_6271342.html

Millennials may put the squeeze on the real estate market in 2015

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025348271_housingreviewxml.html

 

LOCAL news 

Chinese wealth finds home in Washington

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Chinas-wealth-finds-a-home-sweet-home-in-Wash-state-286356241.html

Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood one of the nation’s hottest for real estate

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2014/12/for-home-sales-ravenna-is-one-of-nations-red.html

Southeast Seattle to get its own Third Place Books, adding to resurgence of surrounding neighborhoods

http://crosscut.com/2014/12/23/neighborhoods-communities/123253/neighborhood-bookstores-pcc-seattle-seward-park/

“Lego style” next-gen pre-fab housing now going up in Seattle [auto-play VIDEO]

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/12/22/the-new-pre-fab-is-coming/20787553/

525-acre arboretum property on Vashon for sale

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2014/12/29/525-acre-arboretum-near-seattle-listed-43-million/

Now may be time for renters to buy as rents increase 8.6 percent in 2014, expected to rise faster than home values in 2015

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2014/12/seattle-renters-paid-8-6-more-this-year-higher.html

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

The “Home Alone” house, 20 years later

http://www.app.com/story/entertainment/television/2014/12/24/see-home-alone-house-looks-like-today/20840215/

 

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Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:12 am
Sarah Weinold | Category: Uncategorized

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