Uncategorized Seattle/Tacoma apartment market jumps to No. 8 in U.S. – Puget Sound Business Journal The Seattle/Tacoma area apartment market ranks eighth nationally based on anticipated job growth in 2012, according to a new research report from the real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap    . The Puget Sound area vaulted seven slots, moving from No. 15 last year to No.8, based on job growth among its tech companies. […]
Uncategorized Seattle No. 5 in U.S. for wage growth – Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle’s wage growth over the past year was the fifth highest in the nation, trailing only Houston, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C. According to Seattle-based PayScale, Seattle’s rating in the PayScale Index for the fourth quarter was 1.6 percent higher than a year earlier. Xconomy reports PayScale attributes the growth to the Seattle area’s economic […]
Uncategorized Record snow possible for Wednesday in Seattle – Puget Sound Business Journal National Weather Service    forecasters are expecting unusually heavy snowfall in the central Puget Sound lowlands on Wednesday, when warm, moisture-laden air flows over the top of a layer of cold air blanketing the region. The Seattle office of the National Weather Service on Monday night said the snowfall “amount should be impressive,” with a […]
Uncategorized Seattle-area average salaries outpace the nation – Puget Sound Business Journal Wages in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area rose faster than the national average last year, according to PayScale    Inc., a Seattle-based compensation research firm.According to the PayScale Index released Jan. 12, average wages in the Seattle metro area grew by 1.6 percent during 2011, compared to an average rise of 1 percent in the nation as […]
Uncategorized Healthy Marketplaces Emerging NWREporter February 2012 "Healthy marketplaces" emerging with shrinking inventory, favorable financing NWMLS KIRKLAND, WA. (Jan. 4, 2012) – Home sales finished the year much stronger than they started, with pending sales for the fourth quarter outgaining the first quarter by more than 3,000 transactions for a 21 percent increase, according to new figures from Northwest […]
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Uncategorized United Way of King County – Community Resource Exchange Community Resource ExchangeLast year, United Ways Community Resource Exchange connected 1,800 people experiencing homelessness with the services they needed—all in one place, on one day.Our next Community Resource Exchange will take place at CenturyLink Field formerly Qwest Field Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. The event connects homeless individuals and families with the services they need all […]
Uncategorized Seattle luxury condo story most popular in 2011 – Puget Sound Business Journal A slideshow showing some spectacular luxury penthouses and townhomes for sale in downtown Seattle, at prices ranging from $1.1 million to nearly $5 million, was the most popular story on the Puget Sound Business Journal website in 2011. via Seattle luxury condo story most popular in 2011 – Puget Sound Business Journal.
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Uncategorized Highway 520 or 90? Another new app can help you decide – Puget Sound Business Journal Hate the Highway 520 toll? Here’s another option from a tech startup. 520or90.com has a new mobile application available to help Seattle-area drivers estimate the time and cost of using either of the two bridges over Lake Washington — Interstate 90 or State Route 520. 520or90.com says the app takes 10 seconds to calculate the […]
Uncategorized Know a house in need of a home makeover? Home makeover, anybody? TV-production company’s recruiting January 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments Quick note from Seattle-based Screaming Flea Productions, a Georgetown-based company with more than a few West Seattleites on staff. Your house might be just what they’re looking for. Screaming Flea says it is […]
Uncategorized King County housing prices sag in December – Puget Sound Business Journal Housing prices in King County in December were down sharply, with the median sale price down 15 percent compared to December 2010. The median price for single family homes and condominiums in King County last month was $291,000, according to a new report by the Northwest Multiple Listing service. That compares to a median price […]
Uncategorized 11 Items That Will Cost More in 2012 – ABC News The new year can bring a fresh start for many people and, unfortunately, higher prices on a number of consumer goods. Commodity prices increased around the world in 2011, leading to hikes in everything from food to gold. Natural disasters, shrinking supplies of various materials, and other events could lead to higher prices for many […]