Vancouver Real Estate News
Mar 26, 2015 | via The Columbian
Home prices in the Portland-Vancouver area rose by 1.1 percent in March, exceeding the 20-city average of 0.9 percent noted in the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index that was released Tuesday. Portland metro prices are up about 6.9 percent from one year ago, Case-Shiller reported, compared to the 20-city increase of 5 percent. Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via The Columbian
A few years ago, the Vancouver Housing Authority used a loan from the state of Washington to amass all the properties on a block on the eastern edge of downtown. Given the pending Columbia River Crossing project and its commuter rail component, VHA officials figured the site - bounded by D, E, 16th and 17th streets, two blocks north of Mill Plain Boulevard and one south of McLoughlin Boulevard - was sitting pretty for redevelopment as apartments for working renters who'd ride light rail from a new station nearby. Comment?
Apr 14, 2015 | via The Columbian
It's shaping up to be a strong spring season for Clark County homesellers and an unusually tight market for homebuyers, in part due to an influx of buyers seeking refuge from rising rents. The inventory of homes for sale in March dropped to the lowest level in years, with a 2.6 month supply of homes on the market, according to a report released Tuesday by RMLS, the regional real estate listing service. Comment?
Apr 12, 2015 | via The Columbian
Vancouver-based telecom service provider Integra has made several new executive appointments as a result of its recent formation of Integra Business and Electric Lightwave units. Christopher Camut joins Integra Business on Monday as president. Comment?
Apr 10, 2015 | via Vancouver Business Journal
What are the largest commercial/residential real estate agencies in Clark County? We ranked them by total number of licensed agents. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via Methow Valley News Home Page
The young students, and needless to say, their parents, are looking forward to the start of grammar school in the fall. Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via Mortgage News Daily
Bottom Right Default State Name: State Name underscore: State Name dash: State Name lower underscore: State Name lower dash: State Name lower: State Abbreviation: State Abbreviation Lower: It is a continuously updated stream of news from around the web Visit throughout the day for the latest breaking news. WASHINGTON, - U.S. labor costs rose solidly in the first quarter as wages in the private sector increased, which could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via The Washington Post
The Federal Reserve would be at the helm of a reorganized regulatory system eliminating the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and combining other agencies in a plan released Monday by the Volcker Alliance, a group formed in 2013 by the former central bank chairman. In a report outlining the plan, the group described its aim as a simpler, clearer and more adaptive regime. Comment?
Apr 17, 2015 | via Journal Gazette
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former ... (more) Comment?
Apr 16, 2015 | via KNUS-AM Aurora
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official tasked with rooting out government fraud and waste, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property. The 41-page indictment was unsealed Thursday, alleging various misdeeds by Kelley in connection with mortgage title services companies he previously ran. Comment?
19 min ago | via Denver Post
Alyssa McMahon, right, with the Allen Company, talks with Cody Cessna, left, 21, about opportunities at her company during the Youth Job Fair in Broomfield in February. Colorado employers added 4,200 jobs in April, keeping the state's unemployment rate steady at 4.2 percent, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Wednesday. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The Toronto Star
The 1.3 million Ontario residents who live in condominiums will get a new, less expensive way to resolve disputes under proposed legislation to be introduced Wednesday. The province will create a Condominium Authority to provide a range of services including dispute resolution, so condo owners won't have to go to court to clear up a disagreement with a neighbour or their condo board. Comment?
11 min ago | via Business Journal
Douglas Development Corp., which as been courting tech-centric tenants like WeWork for its historic renovation projects across the District, has landed one of the nation's fastest-growing residential real estate brokerages at its latest project on 14th Street near Logan Circle. Comment?
16 min ago | via Business Journal
A recent report by CoreLogic showed a year-over-year decrease from 1.18 percent in March 2014 to 1.08 percent in March 2015. In February 2015, that number was 1.11 percent. Comment?
18 min ago | via Investor's Business Daily
Is this the beginning of the end that so many have been forecasting? Doubtful - but look - we did get hit with a boatload of macro data yesterday - some of it stronger than expected while some of it was a bit weaker then expected. Spending on 'big ticket' items was disappointing at negative 0.5% but that WAS the expectation, so why the surprise? Capital Goods orders and shipments both surprised to the upside, housing prices continued to march higher while Markit US Services PMI did register 56.4 - slightly below last month but still in expansionary territory. Comment?
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