Real Estate news and interesting articles for the week of 5/7
May 9, 2017 | Ray York
REAL ESTATE news
 
Latest NWMLS Update
http://www.northwestmls.com/index.cfm?/News--Information/page/Latest-Press-Release
 
King, Snohomish and Pierce counties all set record home prices in April
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/more-records-fall-median-home-price-hits-722000-in-seattle-and-880000-on-eastside/
 
25 suburbs where Millennials are moving
http://time.com/4748763/suburbs-millennials-moving-cities/ 
 
 
MORTGAGE & FINANCE news
 
5 reasons not to purchase your home with cash
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/home-loans/5-reasons-not-to-purchase-your-home-with-cash/ar-BBzLIsm 
 
10 things to know before buying a house
http://www.today.com/series/things-i-wish-i-knew/10-things-i-wish-i-knew-buying-house-t111094 
 
Mortgage rates edge down
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/average-us-30-year-mortgage-rate-edges-402-47203646
 
 
HOME trends
 
Pinterest top 20 trends of 2017
http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/pinterest-top-20-trends-home-decor-2017/
 
Top design trends for Summer
http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/designers-share-their-top-design-trends-for-summer-pictures
 
Hot home design pieces from local Seattle shops
http://www.seattlemag.com/home-and-garden/seattles-top-shops-showcase-our-favorite-home-design-trends
 
 
LOCAL news
 
Growth numbers show less elbow room throughout the Puget Sound area
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article147931804.html 
 
‘Call before you dig’ also applies to real estate signs
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/tonight-on-kiro-7-news-call/519498029 
 
Washington Park Arboretum among top Seattle attractions, according to TripExpert reviewers
https://www.tripexpert.com/seattle/attractions/washington-park-arboretum 
 
Seattle median home price
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/more-records-fall-median-home-price-hits-722000-in-seattle-and-880000-on-eastside/ 
 
Seattle’s least and most expensive neighborhoods by square foot
https://seattle.curbed.com/2017/5/4/15546302/seattle-home-prices-square-foot 
 
Median home prices in Seattle jump $22K in April
https://mynorthwest.com/623729/meidan-home-prices-in-seattle-jump-22k-in-april/ 
 
Seattle market is ‘gangbusters’ according to one broker
http://komonews.com/news/newsradio/real-estate-pro-seattle-market-is-absolutely-gangbusters 
 
Eastside median home price reaches $880,000
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/eastside-median-home-price-hits-880000/519836374 
 
$1 million home market heats up in Pierce County
http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article147479454.html
 
Rent prices in Tacoma among the fastest rising in the U.S.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article148470084.html
http://q13fox.com/2017/05/04/rent-prices-in-tacoma-skyrocketed-over-the-last-year/
 
Former Seahawk Marcus Trufant shows off ‘his’ Tacoma
http://www.king5.com/entertainment/television/programs/evening/welcome-to-my-neighborhood-marcus-trufant-shows-us-his-tacoma/437261799 
 
State OKs plan to protect Edmonds shorelines
http://edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com/p/state-oks-program-for-protection-of-city-s-shorelines/1649470 
 
Stanwood to annex 60 acres
http://www.scnews.com/news/article_2651516c-2ec2-11e7-b7df-aff1691b1d20.html
 
Bothell receives $1 million grant from Snohomish County to purchase Shelton View Forest
http://www.bothell-reporter.com/news/bothell-receives-1-million-grant-from-snohomish-county-for-shelton-view-forest/ 
 
 
WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness
 
Imagine zipping from Portland to Seattle by high-speed rail
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/apr/27/imagine-zipping-from-seattle-to-portland-by-high-s/
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