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Tuesday Jan 6 | via Business Journal
The Puget Sound region's housing market continued its upward trajectory last month, when the number of pending sales hit a nine-year high, according to a new report from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The prospect of higher interest rates spurred home-buying activity last month in the greater Seattle area, where the number of pending sales hit the highest level in nine years. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via HeraldNet
Residential sales and median home prices climbed in December compared to the same month last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Across the 23 counties included in the NWMLS survey, pending sales increased by nearly 11 percent, closed sales were up 10 percent and the median price - $290,000 - was 5.45 percent higher than the $275,000 median price in December 2013. Comment?
Dec 30, 2014 | via The Stranger
One Million Is the Number of Bike Trips Made Over the Fremont Bridge in 2014 : An indication that cycling rates are rising is found in the fact that there were one million bike trips taken over Fremont Bridge this year. That's nearly 75,000 more trips than 2013 . Comment?
Dec 4, 2014 | via Business Journal
Median sales prices of houses and condos in the Puget Sound region climbed in November, according to a report that the Northwest Multiple Listing Service issued Thursday. People are still hot to buy houses and condos in the Seattle metro area, where pending sales last month reached a nearly eight-year high for November. Comment?
Dec 4, 2014 | via Seattle Times
The median price of single-family homes in King County dipped to $440,000 in November, the second consecutive month of decline. Seattle and southeast King County each saw a 3 percent decline in median prices over October, while the median price of homes sold in North King County rose 1.6 percent over the month. Comment?
Thursday Jan 22 | via The Washington Post
Tammy Darvish, for years the face of her father's eponymous auto company until she left earlier this month following a family squabble, will become an executive at one of the Washington region's largest financial institutions. Darvish, 51, will become executive vice president in charge of business development and government and community relations at Pentagon Federal Credit Union, the Alexandria financial giant with $18 billion in assets and 1.3 million members. Comment?
Sunday Jan 18 | via The Columbus Dispatch
Michelle and Jack Ireton, with their sons, Ben, 5, left, and Jackson, 8, want to make the best use of additional money as schooling and day-care expenses fall. SEATTLE - Michelle and Jack Ireton of Seattle are experiencing a personal-finance event that is almost always welcome, regardless of its size: a windfall. Comment?
Thursday Jan 8 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, job seekers Madelin Garcia, right, and Noharis Nunez fill out a job applications near a Benihana booth at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. With the price of oil below $50 a barrel, consumers will have steadily more money to spend, potentially creating job openings at retailers, auto dealers, shipping firms, restaurants and hotels. Comment?
Friday Jan 2 | via Ardell's Seattle Real Estate Blog
Historically people would purchase a bit far out in the 98053 vs 98052 zip code to get a lot more land with their home than they would in 98052. 166 of the 433 homes sold fit that description with lot sizes of 15,000 sf or more and a median price of $715,000. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via Whidbey News-Times
For starters, the unemployment rate is down from 7 percent last December to 5.8 percent. Washington State mirrors the national average. Comment?
40 min ago | via The Jersey Journal
According to a survey released by SmartAsset, Clayton in Gloucester County is the most affordable town in N.J. to live in. CLAYTON -- A recent survey conducted by SmartAsset ranked the borough as the most affordable place to live in the state. Comment?
42 min ago | via CBC News
The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says that while interest rates are relatively low right now, we should ready ourselves for a jump in the next couple of years. A new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says Atlantic Canadians are better prepared financially for a jump in interest rates on average than most Canadians. Comment?
1 hr ago | via West Australian
China's housing prices rose in January for the first time in nine months, a survey showed Saturday, breaking a decline that has weighed on growth in the world's second-largest economy. The average price of a new home in China's 100 major cities rose 0.21 percent from December to 10,564 yuan per square metre, according to the independent China Index Academy, the first rise since April 2014. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Independent & Free Press
Last summer my family and I moved from Georgetown to B.C. My parents, who were also my neighbours, also made the move a few months later. All the while my dad was fighting cancer, a move he wanted to make for my mom, a last gift to her to leave her with family when he could no longer go on. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
EMPLOYED BORROWERS: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could find a way to allow more common sense to permeate the process, especially for self-employed borrowers? For example, current underwriting standards ignore the control that many successful business owners have over the timing, composition and amount of ordinary income that they draw out of their businesses. A lot of business owners prefer to keep their money productively invested, growing and creating jobs rather than receiving ordinary income taxable at today's high rates. Comment?
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