Seabeck Real Estate News
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Wednesday Aug 24 | via Realty Times
When it comes to real estate, we know agents influence everything from the locations a buyer considers to the type, size, and style of home they purchase. But that's only the beginning. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 16 | via North Kitsap Herald
If you want to build or own a so-called tiny house, also known as a micro home, you should be able to do so, right? Not necessarily, according to Kitsap County Department of Community Development. The county considers such houses "mobile" homes, and a cluster of tiny houses would be considered a mobile home park - and no more of those are allowed in the county. Comment?
Jul 26, 2016 | via Seattle Times
Seattle area home prices have surged to a new record for the third straight month and continue to rise faster than all but one other major city, our West Coast neighbor Portland. But there are signs that the local housing market may be cooling down just a bit. Comment?
Jun 6, 2016 | via Kent Reporter
About 80 percent of the homes coming on the market in King and Snohomish counties are selling within the first 30 days. Just as expected, the month of May had an uptick in new listings , but just as many buyers made offers on homes during the month to keep inventory depleted, according to the latest figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service that covers 23 counties in the state. Comment?
May 17, 2016 | via Port Orchard Orchard
In response to the growing need for affordable housing in the City of Poulsbo, Housing Kitsap and Sound West Group are looking at the feasibility of building affordable rent apartments at 19647 Viking Ave. The property, just south of Fishline, was once the site of Golden Homes of Poulsbo. "It is a very exciting time but very early in the process," said Wes Larson, one of the principal partners of the Sound West Group. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 24 | via Mortgage News Daily
Prices of homes financed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac increased by 0.2 percent from May to June the Federal Housing Finance Agency said today. The year over year change was a positive 5.6 percent . Comment?
Thursday Aug 18 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Uber will soon start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the race to deploy autonomous vehicles. The ride-hailing company said Thursday that customers will be able to opt into the test program, which will use autonomous Ford Fusions summoned by the touch of a smartphone. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 10 | via Crosscut.com
While serving as U.S. ambassador to China, former Washington governor Gary Locke sold his D.C.-area home to a powerful Chinese businesswoman for $1.68 million. The sale, first reported by online news outlet The Intercept , raises serious ethical concerns: The businesswoman and her husband - Huaidan Chen and Gordon Tang- are wealthy foreign nationals from the country where Locke was representing the United States. Comment?
Friday Aug 5 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo, Reina Borges, left, stands in line to apply for a job with Aldi at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Aug. 5, the Labor Department issues its jobs report for July. Comment?
Thursday Aug 4 | via Kent Reporter
Home sales around Western Washington continued at a torrid pace during June, but a 10 percent year-over-year increase in new listings has some brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service suggesting a little relief may be emerging. "We have a long way to go to catch up with the demand," said Mike Grady, president and COO of Coldwell Banker Bain, in a media release. Comment?
19 min ago | via Star Tribune
Case manager Katia Iverson helps the Abdullahi family through the steps of resettling in Minnesota, from renting a house to teaching the children how to turn on a lamp during their first home visit in Minneapolis. For Katia, the case manager, that's the time she gets to usher newly arrived refugees into life in Minnesota. Comment?
53 min ago | via Outside the Beltway
Weighed down by anemic business spending, overstocked factories and warehouses, and a surprisingly weak housing sector, the American economy barely improved this spring after its usual winter doldrums. Consumer spending advanced at a robust pace, helping to sustain a modest growth rate of 1.2 percent, but the gain was overshadowed by the poor showing in other sectors of the economy. Comment?
55 min ago | via NY City News Service
New York's real estate market is pricey at all levels, but the rarefied air above 57th Street constitutes a new strata: Billionaire's Row. The buildings are ever sleeker and grander, leapfrogging one another in height, amenities - and price. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Motley Fool
According to the Social Security Administration's June 2016 snapshot, some 60.5 million people, two-thirds of whom are retirees, are currently receiving Social Security benefits. For retired workers, that benefit works out to an average of $1,348.49 per month. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Sentinel & Enterprise
According to the latest data released Thursday by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., or Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average was the same as it was a week ago, unchanged at 3.43 percent with an average 0.6 point. It was 3.84 percent a year ago. Comment?
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