February 2, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Average U.S. mortgage rises to 3.66 percent

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate1/average-us-rate-on-30-year-mortgage-rises-to-366-pct/ar-AA8Jn2C

Better U.S. housing market makes it easier to trade up

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/23/us-mortgages-housing-tradeups-idUSKBN0KW1GO20150123

Homeowners who lost homes during housing crisis poised to become buyers again

http://time.com/money/3683843/housing-crash-boomerang-buyers/

Home prices still rising, but more slowly

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/home-prices-still-rising-but-at-slower-pace-sandp-case-shiller-shows/ar-AA8DDBB

What to buy in February

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/spendingandborrowing/what-to-buy-in-february/ss-AA8BADl

 

REAL ESTATE news

New construction home sales jump 11.6 percent in U.S. in December

http://www.komonews.com/news/business/New-US-home-sales-jump-116-percent-in-December-289953591.html  

11 home trends for 2015 [SLIDESHOW]

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Media/Slideshow/2015/01/23/11-Home-Trends-2015

Top home improvements that offer big bang on your buck

http://www.improvementcenter.com/windows/top-home-improvements-big-bang-for-your-buck.html 

Starbucks increases neighborhood, home values

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102380916

 

LOCAL news 

Seattle to begin fining residents who put compostable food in the garbage

http://grist.org/news/seattle-to-shame-residents-for-throwing-away-food

Seattle home named top remodel of the year in U.S. in 2014

http://www.seattlepi.com/realestate/article/Seattle-home-named-remodel-of-the-year-6036002.php

Woodridge in Bellevue nation’s 8th hottest neighborhood

http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2015/01/bellevues-woodridge-the-nations-8th-hottest-hood-in-2015.php

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

1000-ft waterslide may be coming to Seattle

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/1000-foot-long-waterslide-coming-to-Seattle-289674291.html

 

TITLE & ESCROW info

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Posted on February 2, 2015 at 8:49 am
Sarah Weinold | Category: Uncategorized

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