January 12, 2015

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

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

U.S. Housing Administration to lower mortgage insurance premium rates to spur buying

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/obama-reduce-fha-mortgage-premium-rate-spur-buying-28062284

Millinnials to dominate the housing market in 2015

https://homes.yahoo.com/news/millennials-are-moving-in–under-35-homeowners-to-dominate-the-housing-market-next-year-210147425.html 

Where will interest rates go in 2015?

http://www.komonews.com/news/business/Where-will-mortgage-rates-go-in-2015-287960741.html

How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.

http://www.komonews.com/news/business/How-lower-oil-prices-could-fuel-more-hiring-in-US-287948271.html

 

REAL ESTATE news

Home remodeling trends for 2015

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/showers-closets-among-top-2015-remodeling-trends-2014-12-31-510710 

The home office is now a must-have home feature

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-room-is-the-new-must-have-home-feature-2014-12-29 

Yee-haw!! Cowhide, gold fixtures and blue accents are home design trends for 2015

http://www.businessinsider.com/top-five-home-design-trends-2015-2014-12 

13 tips that will heat up your winter home sale

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/13-tips-that-will-heat-up-your-winter-home-sale/ss-BBgPYam

 

LOCAL news 

What to expect in Seattle market in 2015

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlerealestate/2015/01/07/seattle-housing-what-to-expect-in-2015/

Mild autumn for home prices in Seattle

http://seattlebubble.com/blog/2014/12/30/case-shiller-mild-autumn-home-prices

Seattle home prices rise 11 percent in 2014

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2014/12/seattle-home-prices-rise-11-in-2014-expected-to.html 

Seattle confronts the prospects of its own delayed big dig

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/12/30/seattle-confronts-prospect-of-its-own-long-delayed-big-dig

Washington State ranks #6 as the most popular moving destination in the nation, up from 32nd in 2013

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/amazon-effect-study-says-washington-state-one-top-importers-new-residents

Median home prices jump nearly 10 percent in Pierce County in 2014

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/01/06/3574364/median-home-prices-jump-nearly.html?sp=/99/261

Pierce County housing prices jump 10 percent in 2014

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/tacoma/2015/01/08/pierce-county-home-prices-jump/21476147

Connections grow between China and Washington State, boosting local real estate market

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/12/19/connections-grow-between-china-and-washington-state-giving-boost-to-high-end/  

How foreign investment is changing our region’s neighborhoods

http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-foreign-investment-changing-our-neighborhoods 

Rent rates increase by 8 percent, but record number of apartment units planned for completion in 2015

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025341798_rentsq4xml.html   

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

What that 90-yard Seahawks TD looked like to seismologists

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/90-yard-seahawks-touchdown-looked-like-seismologists/?mc_cid=15a381c37a&mc_eid=c09f5a934b 

  

TITLE & ESCROW info

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Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:26 am
Sarah Weinold | Category: Uncategorized

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