A Seattle Saturday

This past Saturday, I gave a friend a lift out to Mercer Island. On my return trip, I saw I-5 was backed up, so opted to take surface streets starting at James street. It was fun to see how my old neighborhoods have changed. There’s tons of construction going on downtown, and throughout Seattle. I Read More …

Midweek Mortgage Thoughts

I was just reading Mortgage applications drop 6.6% on jumbo refi decline over at Housing Wire. There are some good insights into the national mortgage trends, which are a critical part of the housing market. Refis are still the lion’s share of the mortgage market right now, holding 65% of mortgage activity. As the headline says, the Read More …

Oh, the glories of Traffic!

Traffic, traffic, traffic…it’s been a heck of a week traffic-wise in our region. Been quite grateful for the reverse commute, let me tell you. Anyway, here’s some good info to make your travelling less woeful. Snohomish County  Highway and construction Updates Rain fouls up roadwork Not only has the rain made commute times awful this Read More …