March 3, 2015


Requirements for mortgages are easing

What you need to earn to afford a home in 27 U.S. cities

Why first-time homebuyers will make a comeback in 2015



Pending home sales hit highest level in 1.5 years

5 ways spring home sellers can gain an edge

30 tips for increasing your home’s value


LOCAL news 

Seattle’s annual Modern Home Tour set for Saturday, May 2

New Mariners making Seattle their new home [VIDEO]

Most affordable neighborhoods in Seattle

University of Washington one of top 10 best public colleges in U.S.

Home improvement market booming in Seattle

Gourmet dessert lounge coming to Everett

A whole new side of Chihuly opens at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass


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$48M Manhattan triplex fit for a prince



Our region has so much to offer, entertainment and culture, sports and recreation and so much more.  Click on the link below — select “community links” and you'll find quick links to main attractions and related information.


Posted on March 3, 2015 at 8:27 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

February 23, 2015


How to buy a home when you can’t afford one

Housing turning point seen in U.S. first-time buyers

8 money lessons to learn before you turn 40



Paul McCartney’s childhood home up for auction [VIDEO]

Home automation comes of age

Micro apartment trend in NYC

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet


LOCAL news 

Soon you’ll be able to buy one of the historic homes in Discovery Park

Facebook signs office space lease for 2,000 employees

Seattle rents jump in January

Encouraging green building in Bellevue

Bellevue Youth Theater opens in Spring

I heart Tacoma photo contest runs through the end of February

Edmonds mayor encourages city citizens to stay in touch with itself


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Meeting the World’s first luxury tiny house



All uou need to know about title and escrow, all in one place. Click on the link below — select “title” or “escrow” and you'll find comprehensive information on the what, who and how of title insurance and the escrow process.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:03 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

February 17, 2015


Many Millennials choosing mortgage before marriage

10 terms first-time homebuyers should know  

Advice for Millennial homebuyers in 2015

Homeowner tax breaks probably safe despite moves in Congress



Avocado making a comeback in home décor

5 ways to boost your home value before selling

5-point checklist when considering new construction for your next home


LOCAL news 

Inside the “50 shades" apartment

Pierce county home prices on the rise, but inventory is low

Two alternate locations emerge for Seattle arena

Snohomish tourist train plans may become reality

Is Seattle one of the top 5 cities poised to become the next “Silicon Valley” for real estate?


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Why Tesla batteries for your home could lead to radical transformation for utility companies in the future 

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 9:07 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

February 10, 2015


“Prodigal” Millennials jump into the mortgage market

Average 30-year mortgage falls to 3.59 percent

3 reasons to refinance now



10 things to look forward to in 2015 [CLICK ON SLIDESHOW]

More home buyers may be trading up this spring

10 popular home styles

U.S. construction spending up 0.4% in December

What $750,000 will buy you in Seattle, Arkansas and Kentucky

Take a home for a test run before you buy



LOCAL news 

First Hill streetcar delays put open date after July block party

Inventory remains tight in and around Seattle

New North Seattle fire station most green in Washington State

Shoreline Master Plan nears its deadline

Tukwila and Bellevue emerge as alternatives to SODO for new arena

Sea-Tac Airport unveils huge expansion plans for the next 20 years

Pierce county in top 50 best markets for renting to Millennials

Boeing 747-8 built in Everett chosen to be the next Air Force Ones


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Seattle mayor and Washington governor raise “Thank You Seahawks!” flag



Our website has comprehensive links to the most used online resources to help with your property research. Click on the link below — select “property links” then click the link for King, Pierce or Snohomish County. You’ll find quick access to online parcel viewers, the county assessor’s office, building permit information and more. 



Posted on February 10, 2015 at 8:47 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

February 2, 2015


Average U.S. mortgage rises to 3.66 percent

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

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

Home prices still rising, but more slowly

What to buy in February



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

11 home trends for 2015 [SLIDESHOW]

Top home improvements that offer big bang on your buck 

Starbucks increases neighborhood, home values


LOCAL news 

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

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

Woodridge in Bellevue nation’s 8th hottest neighborhood


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1000-ft waterslide may be coming to Seattle



Researching schools and school districts? Click on the link below — select “community links” then “school links” and you’ll find links to websites that will help you find your school district and/or specific school and compare them by report cards, test scores and ratings.

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

January 27, 2015


It’s time to think about refinancing

Rates falling, refis up–20150115-story.html

Average 30-year mortgage rate falls

Check interest rates for your situation with new tool from

Why 5% mortgage rates are still a ways off



Tips for hosting the perfect open house

44 impressive tiny houses

U.S. Home construction up 4.4 percent in December

Super homes you can rent for the Super Bowl


LOCAL news 

Seattle Public Schools actively pursuing vacant downtown building for future school site

Seattle’s new city bird: the South Lake Union (construction) crane

Rail-centered communities are poised to make a comeback

Puget Sound region gets $9 million boost from new federal conservation program

5 things to know about Paul Allen and the Seahawks

Pierce County home prices rise in 2014

Bellevue will be 8th hottest neighborhood in the nation in 2015, says Redfin

2015 to be the year of the bike in Tacoma


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Bucharest subway library allows commuters to scan QR codes from book spines to download ebooks to their phones



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

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:44 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |

January 12, 2015

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


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

Millinnials to dominate the housing market in 2015–under-35-homeowners-to-dominate-the-housing-market-next-year-210147425.html 

Where will interest rates go in 2015?

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



Home remodeling trends for 2015 

The home office is now a must-have home feature 

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

13 tips that will heat up your winter home sale


LOCAL news 

What to expect in Seattle market in 2015

Mild autumn for home prices in Seattle

Seattle home prices rise 11 percent in 2014 

Seattle confronts the prospects of its own delayed big dig

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

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

Pierce County housing prices jump 10 percent in 2014

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

How foreign investment is changing our region’s neighborhoods 

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


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What that 90-yard Seahawks TD looked like to seismologists 



All you need to know about title and escrow, all in one place. Click on the link below — select “title” or “escrow” and you'll find comprehensive information on the what, who and how of title insurance and the escrow process.

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

January 05, 2015

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



The economy grew 5 percent in Q3 2014, looks to be sustainable in 2015

After defying all forecasts in 2014, what’s ahead for mortgage rates in 2015?

A few reasons why 2015 will see the return of first time home buyers in many markets [VIDEO]

Does refinancing your mortgage make sense?



Top 6 home trends for 2014 and a peak at what may be hot in 2015

5 real estate trends to watch in 2015

Not sure about Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year for 2015? Here are a few items that may sway your opinion:

Millennials may put the squeeze on the real estate market in 2015


LOCAL news 

Chinese wealth finds home in Washington

Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood one of the nation’s hottest for real estate

Southeast Seattle to get its own Third Place Books, adding to resurgence of surrounding neighborhoods

“Lego style” next-gen pre-fab housing now going up in Seattle [auto-play VIDEO]

525-acre arboretum property on Vashon for sale

Now may be time for renters to buy as rents increase 8.6 percent in 2014, expected to rise faster than home values in 2015


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The “Home Alone” house, 20 years later



You can get an instant quote for title and escrow fees, and print the quote easily for your clients to view. Just go to our homepage at, click the “order” link at the top of the page, then select “quick title | prelim” to get started.

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:12 am
Sarah Weinold | Posted in Uncategorized |