Weekly Seattle/Eastside Real Estate market article round up

I was reading an article the other day about how, in some parts of the country, the economy – while still challenged – is beginning to see signs of improvement. 

In Seattle, Washington, for instance, orders for Boeing planes have jumped dramatically in the past 2 months. Nordstrom increased its profit by 7% in the third quarter. Starbucks is reinvesting cash into roasting and repackaging plants. A survey of business leaders indicates that they intend to begin hiring again in 2012.

What I find interesting is that for many of us, it’s easier to listen to – and read about – the bad news, rather than actively seek out good news. I’ve decided to seek out good news about our local economy and here’s what I’m finding:

Snapshot of 2011’s housing market:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2017397721_realannual05.html

 The changing face of town houses:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2017345743_realtownhomes29.html

New refinance plan in the works:

http://www.king5.com/home/Obama-debuts-new-refinancing-plan-138504529.html

10 BIG tax deductions many of us miss:

http://money.msn.com/taxes/10-big-deductions-too-many-of-us-miss-5

An easy explanation of ‘who pays for what’ in a real estate transaction:

http://www.cwtitle.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=107

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 4:51 am
Dorae Lande | Category: Uncategorized

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