Real estate

New Everett farmers market anchors larger project

If all goes as planned, Everett should have its own indoor, year-round farmers market as early as summer 2014. Products at the farmers… Continue reading

Everett’s derelict Virginia Manor may have a buyer

The place is a wreck and has been for years. The former Virginia Manor nursing home has been closed and standing empty since… Continue reading

FDIC sues executives of failed Lynnwood bank

The feds are going after former leaders of a failed community bank in a case that’s noteworthy for the alleged hubris of the… Continue reading

Salaries trail rise in home prices

As mortgage rates hover near historic lows, Americans are saving big on monthly mortgage payments. In the fourth quarter of 2012, homeowners spent almost 37… Continue reading

Banks to send checks to 4.2M who lost homes

The nation’s largest banks will begin sending payments this week to millions of Americans who may have been wrongfully foreclosed on during the… Continue reading

Fannie Mae earns $17.2B in 2012, biggest annual gain

Fannie Mae earned $17.2 billion last year, the biggest annual profit in the U.S. mortgage giant’s history, helped by a record fourth quarter.… Continue reading

How to increase your home’s curb appeal

It is said “first impressions are lasting impressions.” And when selling a home, curb appeal can make the difference between a quick sale and a… Continue reading

House prices increase in 89 percent of cities as recovery expands

Prices for single-family homes increased in 89 percent of U.S. cities in the first quarter as the housing market extends a recovery from… Continue reading

Average on 30-year U.S. mortgage rises to 3.42%

Average U.S. mortgage rates rose last week but remained near historic lows. Cheaper mortgages have encouraged more home buying and refinancing. Mortgage buyer… Continue reading

U.S. gears up for difficult land buyback for Indian tribes

After bungling the management of Indian lands for generations, the federal government wants to make amends by spending nearly $2 billion to buy… Continue reading

Online help for those who want to simplify their lives

Downsizing your financial life, by choice or by force, is tricky business. Whether you are retiring to smaller digs or just eager to simplify your… Continue reading

Zillow lists White House for $319 million

It’s a listing most real estate agents would salivate over: the White House. Zillow, the largest real estate information website, cheekily listed the historical, opulent… Continue reading

Owning a home a great goal, if you can truly afford it

If the federal government is going to overhaul the way mortgages are sold, I hope there’s as much emphasis put on what’s a manageable amount… Continue reading

Kimberly-Clark says former mill site better without grass

Kimberly-Clark Corp. wants city planners to waive requirements to cover the site of its demolished waterfront mill with topsoil and grass. Those final… Continue reading

Study: Seattle-area rent increases average 6 percent

A new report says the Seattle area’s average rent increase of 6 percent a year is among the highest anywhere. Seattle area apartment… Continue reading

Snohomish County home prices rise 14.4% in June

Competition for modestly priced homes intensified in June, driving up the median sales price for single-family homes and condos in Snohomish County by… Continue reading

Former real estate agent arrested in thefts in Spokane

A former Spokane realty agent is in jail after breaking into homes that were for sale. The Spokesman-Review reported that Derek Larson, 40,… Continue reading

“Underwater” homes nationwide just under 20 percent

Robert and Emerald Oravec were itching to sell their condominium late last year to move closer to a favorite surfing spot, but… Continue reading

Demolition work over at former mill site

The industrial tangle that once was Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s Everett mill is no longer a figurative blank slate, but a literal one as well.… Continue reading

New-home sales rise to 5-year high

Sales of new U.S. homes rose more than forecast in June to the highest level in five years, a sign builders… Continue reading