May 18, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

10 things that can help raise your credit score 100 points

http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/10-things-can-2015-raise-credit-score-100-points/

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

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102672007

10 terms every homebuyer should know

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/fi-library/fi-library-mortgages/10-terms-homebuyer/

 

REAL ESTATE news

5 new home trends for 2015

http://fortune.com/2015/05/13/home-trends-2015/

Textiles bring midcentury-modern style home

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/right-at-home-textiles-bring-midcentury-modern-style-home/2015/05/12/9e5187c2-f8aa-11e4-a47c-e56f4db884ed_story.html

Slick and sleek style meets home technology

http://www.heraldnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20150517/LIVING03/150519328/Pretty-and-usable-&template=MobileArt

 

LOCAL news 

Washington State business owners upbeat about economy

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2015/05/u-s-bank-survey-washington-state-business-owners.html

Seattle #13 on most bikeable U.S. City

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2015/05/most-bikeable-cities.html#.VVlwiVVVikp

High expectations drive downtown Everett building boom

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20150517/NEWS01/150519334/High-expectations-drive-downtown-Everett-building-boom

Where to see art in Snohomish County

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20150515/ENT/150519504/1051/Where-to-see-art-in-Snohomish-County

University Place gardener has 90 varieties of rhododendrons in his yard

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/05/12/3788022/with-90-varieties-filling-his.html

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

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/travel/Road-Trippin-Along-I-90-303243811.html

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

The world mapped as Lichtenstein Pop Art

http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2015/05/seattle-map-pop-artist-roy-lichtenstein-wouldve-mapped-it.php


Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

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 | Posted in Uncategorized |

April 27, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Average 30-year mortgage rates down slightly

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/average-us-rate-30-year-mortgage-slips-365-30526629

Time to refinance with mortgage rates still at historic lows?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/with-mortgage-rates-at-historic-lows-should-you-consider-refinancing/2015/04/23/32eb4f02-e2b3-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html

6 things new homeowners waste money on

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2015/04/21/6-things-new-homeowners-waste-money-on

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

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/04/21/millennials-getting-help-from-parents/25812211/

 

REAL ESTATE news

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

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/04/22/us-home-sales-roared-back-to-life-in-march

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/24/the-up-house-is-for-sale-its-future-is-in-the-air/

7 great ways to display art, no nails required

http://domino.com/great-ways-to-display-art

10 essential interior design tips for small spaces

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gail-green/ten-essential-interior-design-tips-for-small-spaces_b_7132142.html

 

LOCAL news 

Most expensive streets in the Seattle area

http://www.seattlepi.com/realestate/article/The-most-expensive-streets-in-Seattle-6207342.php

Seattleites love their songbirds

http://kuow.org/post/how-much-do-seattleites-love-their-songbirds-120m-year

Best markets for buying and selling in the Seattle Metro area

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/the-home/Best-markets-for-buying-and-selling-in-Seattle–300850311.html

Everett set for new courthouse location

http://www.snoho.com/stories_2015/041515_everett_set_for_courthouse_location.html

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

http://myeverettnews.com/2015/04/19/as-broadway-in-north-everett-changes-evcc-and-wsu-reach-out-to-neighbors/

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

http://q13fox.com/2015/04/22/anonymous-donor-pays-off-360000-mortgage-of-oso-landslide-victim/

Auburn home sales soar in March

http://www.auburn-reporter.com/business/300840511.html

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

http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/mcmenamins-finishing-bothell-project-tacomas-elks-is-up-next#.VTrUMtJVhBc

Tacoma hoping to lure Bay area tech talent

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/tacoma-attempts-to-woo-bay-area-tech-talent-with-new-ad-campaign/

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

The future of architecture

http://ideas.ted.com/gallery-10-buildings-showing-the-future-of-architecture/


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

April 20, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/tips-for-parents-considering-helping-their-child-buy-a-home/ar-AAb68Qx

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

https://www.mainstreet.com/article/how-the-housing-market-is-changing-to-meet-millennials-where-theyre-at

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

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/04/13/12-tips-for-spring-homebuying-in-a-sellers-market

House approves legislation to ease rules on home loans

http://www.king5.com/story/money/markets/real-estate/2015/04/15/house-approves-legislation-to-ease-rules-on-home-loans/25812687/

 

REAL ESTATE news

Earth Day: History of the Earth Day movement

http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement

Earth Day: 9 easy Earth Day tips

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noah-horowitz/9-easy-earth-day-tips-you_b_7074902.html

Earth Day: Composting 101

http://www.seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/compost

Earth Day: DIY recycled barrel planter

http://www.designsponge.com/2011/06/diy-project-recycled-barrel-planter.html

40 years of the American Home [VIDEO]

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/pf/40-years-american-home/?iid=SF_PF_River

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

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/us-homebuilders-outlook-for-spring-sales-surges/ar-AAb2Lb7

 

LOCAL news 

Snohomish-Woodinville rail trail plan on hold

http://www.heraldnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20150414/NEWS01/150419590/Snohomish-Woodinville-rail-trail-plan-on-hold&template=MobileArt

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

http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/best-cities-recent-grads-find-jobs-2015/

Seattle #6 fastest housing market

http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/15/real_estate/housing-markets-fastest-sales/

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/04/want-to-live-in-wine-country-on-the-cheap-redfin.html

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

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/10-walkable-cities-america/

10 most expensive streets in and around Seattle

http://www.kirotv.com/gallery/news/photos-most-expensive-streets-seattle/gCSCH/

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/realestate/demi-moores-san-remo-penthouse-for-sale.html?_r=0

 


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

April 13, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

7 Baby Boomer housing trends to watch

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2015/04/06/7-baby-boomer-housing-trends-to-watch

7 tips to guide first time homebuyers through the process

https://www.mainstreet.com/article/7-tips-to-guide-first-time-homebuyers-through-the-process/page/5

Millennials start to shift to homeownership as rents soar

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/millennials-start-shift-to-homeownership-as-rents-soar

 

REAL ESTATE news

Rug buying 101

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/the-home/Rug-Buying-101-297198331.html

Updating your bathroom in the digital age

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/smart%20home/2013/12/20/smart-home-easy-bathroom-projects/4040807/

Tiny homes are full of big ideas

http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/01/real_estate/tiny-homes/index.html

 

LOCAL news 

Puget Sound sees historic spike in home prices

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Puget-Sound-sees-historic-spike-in-home-prices-298996371.html

Home prices in Seattle pop nearly 19 percent for the year

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/home-prices-in-seattle-pop-nearly-19-percent-for-the-year/

Seattle lands at #8 on Redfin list of walkable cities

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/seattle-lands-at-no-8-in-redfins-walk-score-report-of-u-s-cities/

Latest developments on light-rail in Bellevue

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/04/sound-transit-bellevue-make-deal-to-shrink.html

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

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/bellevue-home-rentals-raise-question-what-is-a-family/

Sizzling market includes Pierce County

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/04/06/3727379_glass-slipper-within-reach-as.html?rh=1

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

http://myedmondsnews.com/2015/04/residents-urge-edmonds-school-district-to-sell-property-next-to-esperance-park-to-snohomish-county-parks/

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/08/seattle-tiny-homes-homelessness_n_7025288.html

 

 

TITLE & ESCROW info

Need to find a utility company?  Click on the link below – select community links and you’ll find a large list of local utility companies in our Puget Sound region

http://www.cwtitle.net/title-and-escrow-resources/


Posted on April 13, 2015 at 11:24 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

April 6, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

7 apps to help you manage your money

http://www.businessinsider.com/7-best-personal-finance-apps-2015-3?op=1

Smart saving and spending tips as you approach retirement

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/03/23/retirement-savings-advice-from-pros/24441301/

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

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/04/05/nerdwallet-2016-tax-moves-to-make-now/70853776/

 

REAL ESTATE news

Spring trends in kitchens and baths

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/03/31/spring-remodeling-trends-in-kitchens-and-baths

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

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/live-in-a-porsche-designer-labels-draw-miami-home-buyers/ar-AAaiAzQ

Top 3 tips for gardening beginners

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/the-home/Top-3-Tips-for-Gardening-Beginners–297842491.html

 

LOCAL news 

Alibaba considering Seattle for their U.S. headquarters

http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Alibaba-the-Chinese-Amazon-might-pick-Seattle-6172445.php

What’s driving Expedia’s big regional relocation

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/seattle-vs-the-eastside-whats-driving-expedias-big-regional-relocation/

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

http://www.myballard.com/2015/03/31/edith-macefields-home-enters-open-market/

How well do you know Seattle’s architecture?

http://projects.seattletimes.com/2015/seattle-architecture-quiz/#quiz

Safeco Field debuts new menu this season

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/eat-drink/Safeco-Field-debuts-new-menu-this-season-298535821.html

Historic Bellevue building faces demolition if fundraising attempts fail

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2741252/Historic-Bellevue-building-faces-demolition-if-fundraising-attempts-fail

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

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/03/30/3717087_waiting-on-the-hilltops-block.html?rh=1

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

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/everett/2015/04/02/fishermans-village-music-festival-everett-crowther/70835830/

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

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

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2015/03/13/treehouse-apartment-building-sustainable-and-totally-amazing/


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

March 30, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Finally a seller’s market for Gen Xers

http://www.forbes.com/sites/annabahney/2015/03/16/its-finally-a-sellers-market-for-gen-x/

4 reasons to sell your home now

http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/25/real_estate/sell-home-real-estate/index.html?iid=SF_PF_River

Millennials on deck to become homeowners as rents soar

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/millennials-start-shift-to-homeownership-as-rents-soar

 

REAL ESTATE news

7 home decor trends you may be doing wrong

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hometalk/7-more-home-decor-trends_b_6902076.html

4 DIY tips for boosting curb appeal

http://www.king5.com/story/news/features/2015/03/27/4-diy-tips-for-boosting-curb-appeal/70545616/

 

LOCAL news 

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 summer concerts revealed  

http://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-entertainment/culture-fiend/articles/chateau-ste-michelle-reveals-its-2015-summer-concert-series-march-2015

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2015/03/waiting-for-seattle-housing-prices-to-drop-good.html

Drone captures Skagit Valley tulips 

http://www.king5.com/story/life/2015/03/23/watch-drone-captures-skagit-tulips/70351572/

Are construction projects are blocking your way to work?

https://www.seattleinprogress.com/

Think tank recommends TLC for Rainier Beach rather than redevelopment

http://crosscut.com/2015/03/developers-think-tank-to-seattle-forget-about-redeveloping-rainier-beach-try-a-little-tlc/

Year-long closure brings HOV lanes to Tacoma

http://www.king5.com/story/news/traffic/2015/03/25/tacoma-pacific-avenue-hov-project/70384264/ 

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

Snohomish county teens ballroom dancing world champions [VIDEO]

http://www.king5.com/story/life/2015/03/23/erik-linder-rickie-taylor-ballroom-dancing-world-champions/25208187/


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

March 24, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Average US 30 year mortgage rate falls to 3.78 percent

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4a68ad3d8e764e9bbf697a45a636e991/average-us-rate-30-year-mortgage-falls-378-percent

Is your FICO score out of whack?

http://mynorthwest.com/800/2732123/Plan-on-writing-credit-bureau-to-clear-up-problem

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

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/03/19/394057221/how-much-or-little-the-middle-class-makes-in-30-u-s-cities

Secrets to budgeting for home purchase

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Mortgage-There-are-secrets-to-budgeting-for-home-6132256.php 

 

REAL ESTATE news

14 sneaky mistakes that can decrease your home’s value

http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/real-estate/advice/g1616/mistakes-decrease-home-value/?

Tips to sell your house this spring

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/follow-these-tips-to-sell-your-house-this-spring/ar-BBiu1GF

8 tips to find the best home inspector

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/8-tips-best-home-inspector-152251788.html

Home improvement is booming again, but spend smart

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/home-improvement-boom-is-on-but-smart-spending-is-still-in

7 cheap tricks to prep your home for a quick sale

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2015/03/11/7-cheap-tricks-to-prep-your-home-for-a-quick-sale

Hot colors for 2015

https://pro.com/blog/16-hot-2015-spring-colors-home/

 

LOCAL news 

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

http://www.king5.com/story/life/2015/03/19/seattle-gets-real-estate-on-monopoly/25055063/

Sammamish tops the U.S. in household income

http://www.king5.com/story/money/2015/03/17/sammamish-tops-the-us-in-household-income/24914475/

Snapshot of Seattle real estate [VIDEO]

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/cnbc/snapshot-of-seattle-real-estate-412396099994

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

http://www.queenanneview.com/2015/02/28/former-queen-anne-fire-station-20-is-on-the-market-as-a-residential-property/

Tacoma’s best taco neighborhood

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/03/20/3693955/taco-town-three-taquerias-one.html 

State close to raising tolls on Tacoma Narrows bridge

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/State-is-close-to-raising-tolls-on-Tacoma-Narrows-Bridge-296724791.html

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

Amazing latte art on Bainbridge Island

http://www.king5.com/story/entertainment/2015/03/17/latte-art-espresso-coffee-bainbridge-island/24859413/ 


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

March 17, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

How to prepare your credit for a mortgage

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2015/03/12/how-to-prepare-your-credit-for-a-mortgage

Millennials account for largest share of home purchases last year

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-accounted-for-largest-share-of-home-purchases-last-year-2015-03-11

Americans gear up for strong home buying spring

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/03/10/Americans-Gear-Strong-Home-Buying-Spring

 

REAL ESTATE news

Adding color to your home this spring

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/after-this-harsh-white-winter-we-need-color-here-are-some-tips/2015/03/10/302e0c16-bc73-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html

Design trends for 2015

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/domino/2015-design-trends_b_6800820.html

7 best home improvements $500 or less

http://time.com/money/3742862/best-affordable-home-improvements-upgrades/

 

LOCAL news 

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

http://seattlebubble.com/blog/2015/03/07/seattle-real-estate-in-2023-via-parks-recreation/

2015 spring arts guide

http://www.seattlemag.com/article/your-2015-spring-arts-guide

30 perfect day trips

http://www.seattlemet.com/travel-and-outdoors/articles/30-day-trips-seattle-october-2011

Weyerhaeuser breaks ground in Pioneer square

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2015/03/work-underway-on-weyerhaeusers-glassy-new-seattle.html

Steps being taken to make Rainier Avenue safer

http://seattletransitblog.com/2015/03/02/rainier-ave-rechannelization/

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

http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/02/24/21773187/hooray-four-weeks-paid-parental-leave-for-city-employees-now-is-that-enough

Kalakala souvenirs on sale

http://q13fox.com/2015/03/10/port-holes-pistons-brass-window-frames-scrapped-ferry-souvenirs-go-on-sale/

March is taste Washington wine month

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/eat-drink/March-is-Taste-Washington-Wine-Month-296090471.html

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

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

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/48-of-the-worlds-most-striking-world-heritage-sites/ss-AA8ZL1Q#image=1

 


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

March 10, 2015

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

Insider tips for homebuyers and sellers

http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/Insider-tips-for-home-buyers-and-sellers-293072771.html

Millennials on the homeownership path

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/realestate/millennials-on-the-homeownership-path.html

30-year mortgage rate drops to 3.75%

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/average-us-rate-on-30-year-mortgage-drops-to-375-percent/ar-BBigHsm

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

http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/06/news/economy/february-jobs-295000-us-economy/index.html

4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/4-secrets-to-budgeting-for-a-home-purchase-1.aspx

 

REAL ESTATE news

McMansions are back, bigger than ever

http://www.theheraldbusinessjournal.com/article/20150227/BIZ02/150229320/1005/McMansions-are-back-and-bigger-than-ever

Portlandia’s perfect send-up of tiny house living

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042869/tiny-homes-big-problems-portlandias-perfect-send-up-of-microliving

5 ways spring home sellers can gain an edge

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/02/24/5-ways-spring-home-sellers-can-gain-an-edge

Spring home decor trends

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/spring-decor-trends-modern-mix-dash-marsala-29349782

11 home decorating trends for Spring

http://www.popsugar.com/home/Home-Decor-Pinterest-Trends-2015-36960382?stream_view=1

 

LOCAL news 

Light-rail ridership up in Seattle

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/02/light-rail-ridership-up-in-seattle-down-in-tacoma.html

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

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/city-may-cap-rents-on-some-micro-apartments-at-618-a-month/

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

http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2015/03/seattle-10th-most-expensive-city-to-rent-in-america.php

Seattle is awash in fortune seekers

http://crosscut.com/2015/03/thanks-amazon-seattle-awash-fortune-seeking-men/

Surge in January home sales creates frenzy in Seattle area

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/03/good-news-for-sellers-surge-in-january-home-sales.html

Seattle’s first beer and food truck coming to Ballard

http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/02/17/21717045/seattles-first-beer-and-food-truck-park-is-coming-to-ballard

King County executive addresses regional prosperity at Federal Way event

http://www.federalwaymirror.com/business/294896121.html

Home sales are hot in Pierce County

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/03/05/3671658_home-sales-are-hot-and-prices.html?rh=1

 

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

Not your typical open house [VIDEO]

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/not-your-typical-open-house/vi-BBhZKo1

 

TITLE & ESCROW info

Need to find a utility company?  Click on the link below – select community links and you’ll find a large list of local utility companies in our Puget Sound region

http://www.cwtitle.net/title-and-escrow-resources/


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

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