Market highlights for Seattle metro area

Sales of existing homes throughout the U.S. rose 2.3 percent in July from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47 million, reports the Seattle Times . In the Puget Sound area, sales rose 11 percent in July.

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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Cities vs. suburbs

Mortgage loan rates have fallen again.  CNN Money   reports that the 30-year mortgage dropped to 3.53% from 3.56% over one week ago, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly report. One year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 4.52%.

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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Seattle’s Great Wheel

Photograph by Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times Seattle’s newest tourist landmark opened on Friday, June 29, at Pier 57. The Great Wheel towers at 175 feet, weighs 280,300 pounds, and holds 42 climate-controlled gondolas.

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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