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May 14, 2016 | via KXLY-TV Spokane
Housing prices across the state continued to rise in the first quarter of 2016, driven by a low supply of homes for sale. The statewide median sales price for a single family home rose to $289,400 in the first quarter, 8.1 percent higher than the same time in 2015. Comment?
Apr 8, 2016 | via Journal of the San Juans
With a burgeoning housing crisis in San Juan County the Building Advisory Council has created a tiny house subcommittee whose aim is to legalize the use of these spaces as longer term rentals. At under 400 square feet, these mini dwellings are cheaper, easier and faster to build and could help provide much needed housing to islanders and seasonal workers. Comment?
Mar 25, 2016 | via The Globe and Mail
As the Victoria-area housing market heats up, their small-character houses are coming down due to the demand for bigger, newer houses. Developers and incoming buyers, flush with money, are targeting the historic municipality of Oak Bay, which has not protected its homes as rigorously as adjacent Victoria has protected much of its original housing stock. Comment?
Jan 29, 2016 | via Journal of the San Juans
Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 88,331 closed sales during 2015, outgaining 2014 by 14.3 percent. Measured by dollars, last year's sales of single family homes and condominiums were valued at more than $34 billion, a 23 percent increase from 2014. Comment?
Jan 29, 2016 | via Journal of the San Juans
A study concerning low-income households in Whatcom, Island and San Juan County has been released to better understand the problems that they face. The study, entitled " Prosperity Project 2015 " released by the Opportunity Council, is an update from a similar study done in 2006 that focused on childcare, education, healthcare, affordable housing and unemployment to better encapsulate their experiences. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via The Spokesman-Review
It's not just Seattle that's seeing eye-popping housing costs: Across Washington, home prices are rising faster than in any state in the country - the first time that's happened in a quarter-century. It's not just Seattle that's seeing eye-popping housing costs: Across Washington, home prices are rising faster than in any state in the country - the first time that's happened in a quarter-century. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 22 | via Washington Examiner
OK, it's going to be a brutal campaign. "The Donald" always plays for keeps, with the jugular as the usual target. Comment?
May 21, 2016 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
This is a Thursday, April 14, 2016 file photo of Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne while speaking at a news conference during the the G5 Ministers of Finance meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington. Britain's Treasury says house prices could fall by up to 18 percent if the country leaves the European Union - a claim dismissed as scaremongering by campaigners for a U.K. exit from the bloc. Comment?
Apr 25, 2016 | via The Spokesman-Review
The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood to resume raising interest rates from ultra-lows. Comment?
Apr 25, 2016 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In this Wednesday, March 16, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Despite a healthy U.S. job market, with the global economy struggling and U.S. inflation still subpar, many economists see little likelihood of a rate hike even before the second half of the year. Comment?
2 min ago | via The China Post
The British were warned for weeks that a vote to leave the European Union would result in economic pain. Now they'll find out whether it will. Comment?
56 min ago | via Stuff.co.nz
OPINION: Walking past one of those fabulous K Road artisan homeware shops the other day I experienced a moment of shopper's exhilaration. What if it had something that would be better than something I already owned, and I could get it at a bargain price? The feeling was followed immediately by a mild wave of self-disgust. Comment?
1 hr ago | via TheStreet.com
This commentary was excerpted from the weekly roundup sent to subscribers of Action Alerts PLUS , a charitable trust co-managed by Jim Cramer and Jack Mohr . Click here to learn about this actively traded stock portfolio. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Christian Science Monitor
If you're fresh out of college and settling in at your first or second job, homeownership might be out of sight, out of mind. But there's a lot you can do in your 20s to better position yourself for buying a home when the time is right . Comment?
1 hr ago | via SiliconValley.com
Facebook's social media empire is rising, and as the tech firm pushes for more office space and a hotel, fears that the growth will drive up housing prices and clog the roads with traffic are climbing too. Gabriela Murillo, 47, purchased her first home in Menlo Park about 14 years ago, long before the social media giant took over Sun Microsystems' campus off Bayfront Expressway. Comment?
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