Real Estate HEADLINES
WASHINGTON — A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.
The Pierce County streak of improved home sales and rising median prices continued into April, making it the fourth straight month that the housing market has shown signs of recovery, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Monday.
The Obama administration’s Home Affordable Refinance Program is at last helping legions of American homeowners with upside-down mortgages.
WASHINGTON — The average U.S. rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to a new record low last week, and the rate on the 30-year fixed loan declined. Cheaper mortgages have encouraged more home-buying and refinancing.
WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell sharply this week and moved closer to historic lows, keeping home-buying and refinancing attractive.
Pierce Countys streak of improved home sales and higher median prices continued in March, with both sales and prices rising again, likely cementing the view that the slower housing market finally is behind us, according to new Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Thursday.
The Pierce County Council unanimously approved a measure Tuesday calling for foreclosed homes to be registered and abandoned residential properties to be maintained.
Pierce County might require foreclosed homes to be registered and abandoned residential properties to be maintained or else owners could face enforcement steps, including penalties.
The Pierce County housing market continued its upward trajectory in February as both sales and median prices rose in the year-over-year period, according to new Northwest Multiple Listing Service data.
The rate of foreclosure among outstanding mortgage loans in Tacoma was 3.95 percent in December last year, an increase of 1.77 percentage points compared with December 2011, according to data released Tuesday.
Just five years ago, Tom Price and Hyun Um were a Pierce County success story.
Before they became two of Western Washingtons most prolific real estate developers, Tom Price and Hyun Um were college roommates at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
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