Lake Stevens Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Lake Stevens, WA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Thursday Jul 30 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
S&P/Case-Shiller released its monthly home price index this Tuesday, and the numbers show that home prices in the Seattle metro area have reached a minor lull in the traditionally busy buying season, with the index up just 1.4 percent in May from April. Average prices stayed the same from April to May, whereas prices grew by 0.6 percent from March to April. Comment?
Monday Jul 13 | via Realtor Magazine
Making monthly house payments on a three-bedroom property is more affordable than paying fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 188 of the 285 counties analyzed, according to a new analysis released by RealtyTrac. In the analysis, researchers compared the percentage of median household income in each county that would be necessary to pay the fair market rent on a three-bedroom property to the percentage of median household income that would be needed to make monthly house payments including mortgage, insurance, and property taxes on an average-priced three-bedroom property. Comment?
Monday Jul 6 | via Seattle Times
The median price of single-family homes sold in King County in June climbed to $500,000, 10.3 percent more than a year ago, according to figures released Monday. That represents a new all-time peak for local home prices: The last peak of $481,000 was set in July 2007, at the height of the nation's housing bubble. Comment?
Jun 24, 2015 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Federal officials have awarded $6.6 million to Snohomish County, Washington, to help buy out those whose homes and land were devastated by the Oso mudslide. The Daily Herald of Everett reports that while that's not the full $9.4 million the county wanted, it's a start. Comment?
Jun 18, 2015 | via Real Change
A renter needs to earn more than $27 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Seattle without being cost-burdened, meaning they are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Each year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition crunches the numbers to determine how much it costs to afford housing in every county in the United States, based on data from the U.S. Department of Urban Development. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 28 | via ARLnow.com
This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Will Wiard, Arlington-based real estate broker , voted one of Washington's Best Realtors of 2015 by Washingtonian. Please submit your questions via email . Comment?
Jun 25, 2015 | via Washingtonian.com
With the area's housing prices and population continuing to rise, it's a great time to be a real-estate agent. Here, in 12 categories, are agents and teams who produced the highest sales volumes in Washington last year, along with where they're licensed. Comment?
May 7, 2015 | via Methow Valley News Home Page
The young students, and needless to say, their parents, are looking forward to the start of grammar school in the fall. Comment?
Apr 30, 2015 | via Mortgage News Daily
Bottom Right Default State Name: State Name underscore: State Name dash: State Name lower underscore: State Name lower dash: State Name lower: State Abbreviation: State Abbreviation Lower: It is a continuously updated stream of news from around the web Visit throughout the day for the latest breaking news. WASHINGTON, - U.S. labor costs rose solidly in the first quarter as wages in the private sector increased, which could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via The Washington Post
The Federal Reserve would be at the helm of a reorganized regulatory system eliminating the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and combining other agencies in a plan released Monday by the Volcker Alliance, a group formed in 2013 by the former central bank chairman. In a report outlining the plan, the group described its aim as a simpler, clearer and more adaptive regime. Comment?
11 min ago | via Daily Mail
Bank of England officials will this week clash over when to raise interest rates - with some set to argue for an immediate increase. Governor Mark Carney last month hinted that rates could rise at 'around the turn of this year' as the recovery strengthens. Comment?
21 min ago | via Bloomberg
Sydney house prices soared in July by the most since December 2002, underscoring why regulators are cracking down on property investors. House prices jumped 18.4 percent from 12 months earlier in Australia's biggest city and 11.5 percent in Melbourne, CoreLogic Inc. said Monday. Comment?
37 min ago | via Dallas Morning News
U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Comment?
41 min ago | via OregonLive.com
Thanks to record-low interest rates, now has never been a better time to build a new home. Bankrate.com said fixed rate mortgages have slowly fallen over the last year, from 4.5 percent to 3.68 percent - where they are expected to hold steady for the remainder of this month. Comment?
43 min ago | via ABC News
Melbourne home prices have surged over the past month, pushing it ahead of Sydney for growth over the last quarter. Australia's second-largest capital registered 4.9 per cent home price growth in July, bringing it up to a 6.1 per cent jump over the three months to July 31, according to CoreLogic RP Data's Home Value Index. Comment?
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