May 18, 2015


10 things that can help raise your credit score 100 points

Study finds student debt not keeping new college grads from becoming home owners

10 terms every homebuyer should know



5 new home trends for 2015

Textiles bring midcentury-modern style home

Slick and sleek style meets home technology


LOCAL news 

Washington State business owners upbeat about economy

Seattle #13 on most bikeable U.S. City

High expectations drive downtown Everett building boom

Where to see art in Snohomish County

University Place gardener has 90 varieties of rhododendrons in his yard

Places to stop on your next road trip along I-90


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The world mapped as Lichtenstein Pop Art

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm
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May 15, 2015


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

Mortgage rates move higher for second week in a row

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



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

13 ideas for decorating your home with twine

Easy ways to add color to your home

8 ways to save by going back to basics

Gardening helps many get back to roots


LOCAL news 

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

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

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

South Sound housing market remains hot

Tacoma-Lakewood foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies down in February

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

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

Soaring Seattle home prices boost sales in Snohomish, Pierce Counties

Snohomish County sees 35-percent increase in home sales

Low inventory driving home prices higher in Kirkland

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


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

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April 27, 2015


Average 30-year mortgage rates down slightly

Time to refinance with mortgage rates still at historic lows?

6 things new homeowners waste money on

Millennials facing more difficulty achieving financial goals, more likely to lean on parents for financial assistance [VIDEO]



U.S. home sales roared back to life in March

An uncertain future for the house that inspired the move "Up"

7 great ways to display art, no nails required

10 essential interior design tips for small spaces


LOCAL news 

Most expensive streets in the Seattle area

Seattleites love their songbirds

Best markets for buying and selling in the Seattle Metro area–300850311.html

Everett set for new courthouse location

As Everett changes, expanding higher ed institutions reach out to neighbors

Anonymous donor pays off $360,000 mortgage of Oso landslide victim

Auburn home sales soar in March

McMenamin's finishing Bothell project, Tacoma Elk’s is up next

Tacoma hoping to lure Bay area tech talent


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The future of architecture

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

April 20, 2015


Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home

How the housing market is changing to meet the needs of Millennials

12 tips for spring home buying in a seller’s market

House approves legislation to ease rules on home loans



Earth Day: History of the Earth Day movement

Earth Day: 9 easy Earth Day tips

Earth Day: Composting 101

Earth Day: DIY recycled barrel planter

40 years of the American Home [VIDEO]

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about the spring selling season


LOCAL news 

Snohomish-Woodinville rail trail plan on hold

Seattle #6 on Nerdwallet’s list of U.S. best places for recent grads to find jobs

Seattle #6 fastest housing market

Bothell the No. 3 city to live for affordable housing near up-and-coming wine country

Seattle #8 most walkable city in the U.S.

10 most expensive streets in and around Seattle


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Demi Moore seeking $75 million for her Central Park West penthouse


Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

April 13, 2015


7 Baby Boomer housing trends to watch

7 tips to guide first time homebuyers through the process

Millennials start to shift to homeownership as rents soar



Rug buying 101

Updating your bathroom in the digital age

Tiny homes are full of big ideas


LOCAL news 

Puget Sound sees historic spike in home prices

Home prices in Seattle pop nearly 19 percent for the year

Seattle lands at #8 on Redfin list of walkable cities

Latest developments on light-rail in Bellevue

Bellevue home rentals raise the question: What is a family?

Sizzling market includes Pierce County

Residents urge Edmonds school district to sell surplus property to create a park


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Teens Create Tiny Home Village For Seattle's Growing Homeless Population




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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 11:24 am
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April 6, 2015


7 apps to help you manage your money

Smart saving and spending tips as you approach retirement

4 things you can do now to reduce your taxes for 2016



Spring trends in kitchens and baths

Porsche Tower, Armani Casa, Fendi Chateau: Designer labels draw home buyers

Top 3 tips for gardening beginners–297842491.html


LOCAL news 

Alibaba considering Seattle for their U.S. headquarters

What’s driving Expedia’s big regional relocation

The house that inspired the Disney movie “Up” not sold at auction, enters the open market

How well do you know Seattle’s architecture?

Safeco Field debuts new menu this season

Historic Bellevue building faces demolition if fundraising attempts fail

Optimism for Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood feels warranted this time around

Everett’s 2nd Annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival lineup announced


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Sustainable (and incredible) tree house apartment building in Turin, Italy

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 11:57 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

March 30, 2015


Finally a seller’s market for Gen Xers

4 reasons to sell your home now

Millennials on deck to become homeowners as rents soar



7 home decor trends you may be doing wrong

4 DIY tips for boosting curb appeal


LOCAL news 

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 summer concerts revealed

If you're waiting for Seattle housing prices to drop…

Drone captures Skagit Valley tulips

Are construction projects are blocking your way to work?

Think tank recommends TLC for Rainier Beach rather than redevelopment

Year-long closure brings HOV lanes to Tacoma 


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Snohomish county teens ballroom dancing world champions [VIDEO]

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:43 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

March 24, 2015


Average US 30 year mortgage rate falls to 3.78 percent

Is your FICO score out of whack?

How much (or little) the middle class makes in 30 U.S. cities

Secrets to budgeting for home purchase 



14 sneaky mistakes that can decrease your home’s value

Tips to sell your house this spring

8 tips to find the best home inspector

Home improvement is booming again, but spend smart

7 cheap tricks to prep your home for a quick sale

Hot colors for 2015


LOCAL news 

Seattle Scores a spot on new “Monopoly Here & Now” board game

Sammamish tops the U.S. in household income

Snapshot of Seattle real estate [VIDEO]

Former Queen Anne Fire Station 20 is on the market as a residential property

Tacoma’s best taco neighborhood 

State close to raising tolls on Tacoma Narrows bridge


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Amazing latte art on Bainbridge Island 

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 11:10 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

March 17, 2015


How to prepare your credit for a mortgage

Millennials account for largest share of home purchases last year

Americans gear up for strong home buying spring



Adding color to your home this spring

Design trends for 2015

7 best home improvements $500 or less


LOCAL news 

Parks & Recreation finale includes predictions about Seattle real estate in 2023

2015 spring arts guide

30 perfect day trips

Weyerhaeuser breaks ground in Pioneer square

Steps being taken to make Rainier Avenue safer

City of Seattle will implement 4 weeks paid parental leave, seen as step in the right direction

Kalakala souvenirs on sale

March is taste Washington wine month


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48 of the world’s most striking World Heritage sites [SLIDESHOW]


Posted on March 17, 2015 at 9:51 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

March 10, 2015


Insider tips for homebuyers and sellers

Millennials on the homeownership path

30-year mortgage rate drops to 3.75%

U.S. economy adds 295,000 jobs in February, unemployment at 7 year low [VIDEO]

4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase



McMansions are back, bigger than ever

Portlandia’s perfect send-up of tiny house living

5 ways spring home sellers can gain an edge

Spring home decor trends

11 home decorating trends for Spring


LOCAL news 

Light-rail ridership up in Seattle

City of Seattle may cap rents on some micro-apartments at $618/month

Seattle drops to 10th most expensive city to rent in U.S.

Seattle is awash in fortune seekers

Surge in January home sales creates frenzy in Seattle area

Seattle’s first beer and food truck coming to Ballard

King County executive addresses regional prosperity at Federal Way event

Home sales are hot in Pierce County


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Not your typical open house [VIDEO]



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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:09 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |