May 15, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Average rate on a 30-year mortgage rises to 3.8 percent

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/05/07/average-us-rate-on-30-year-mortgage-rises-to-38-percent

Mortgage rates move higher for second week in a row

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/wp/2015/05/07/mortgage-rates-move-higher-for-second-week-in-a-row-2/

Things to consider if you plan to dip into your 401K to help with a home purchase

https://www.mainstreet.com/article/dipping-into-your-401k-to-finance-the-purchase-of-a-home-is-a-tricky-decision/page/4

 

REAL ESTATE news

Number of $100 million homes surges in the U.S.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/number-of-100-million-homes-surges-in-u-s-1430410016

13 ideas for decorating your home with twine

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hometalk/13-insane-home-decor-upgr_b_7010764.html

Easy ways to add color to your home

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/decor/easy-ways-to-add-color-to-your-home

8 ways to save by going back to basics

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/04/28/8-ways-to-save-by-going-back-to-basics

Gardening helps many get back to roots

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-traupel-/gardening-is-back-in-styl_b_7167046.html

 

LOCAL news 

Signed offer on the little house $1million couldn’t buy

http://mynorthwest.com/174/2757350/Signed-offer-on-little-Seattle-house-that-1M-couldnt-buy

Environment report finds no reason to block construction of NBA/NHL arena in Sodo

http://blog.seattlepi.com/sonics/2015/05/07/environmental-report-clears-way-for-chris-hansens-nba-nhl-arena-in-seattles-sodo-neighborhood/#16073101=0

Seattle-area home sales reach a fever pitch as rising rents drive millennials to buy

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/04/seattle-area-home-sales-reach-a-fever-pitch-as.html

South Sound housing market remains hot

http://www.theolympian.com/2015/05/05/3712500_lack-of-inventory-issue-looms.html?rh=1

Tacoma-Lakewood foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies down in February

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/05/04/3775094_tacoma-lakewood-foreclosures-mortgage.html?rh=1

Local housing micro-trend has workers moving from Seattle to Tacoma

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/new-housing-trend-has-seattleites-moving-tacoma/nk8b4/

Tacoma Arts Commission and Museum of Glass receive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/05/06/3779067/tacoma-arts-commission-museum.html

Soaring Seattle home prices boost sales in Snohomish, Pierce Counties

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/05/soaring-seattle-home-prices-boost-sales-in.html

Snohomish County sees 35-percent increase in home sales

http://www.theheraldbusinessjournal.com/article/20150505/BIZ/150509410/Snohomish-County-sees-35-percent-increase-in-home-sales

Low inventory driving home prices higher in Kirkland

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/302799971.html

Adaptive traffic lights in Bellevue estimated to save city’s commuters $9 million to $12 million annually in lost time

http://time.com/3845445/commuting-times-adaptive-trafficl-lights/  

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

$100,000 watch left at TSA checkpoint, returned to owner

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolasmedinamora/somone-left-a-100000-watch-at-newark-airport-and-the-tsa-ret#.fpe66Vv42

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Sarah Weinold | Category: Uncategorized

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