Friday, April 23, 2010

Home Sales Rose in March

Home sales rose in March according to National Association of Realtors. Sales of previously occupied houses rose 6.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million last month, which is the highest since December. Low interest rates and government incentives were credited with much of the increase.

There are some worries that once the tax credit is gone, the market will not sustain. For the time being though, I will take it to be a good sign.

Click here for the full story.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vote for Seattle historical buildings

Check it out on Seattle Times, you can vote for Seattle area landmarks to get funding from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation which are giving $1 million to the local area. I did not see any Seattle condos, but there were some cool buildings, boats, and a mural.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Too bad, so sad.....not so fast

Loss #1

A Paul Thiry designed home in Normandy Park is slated to be demolished. Thiry often called "the father of Northwest modernism" designed the home in 1962, the same year in which he was the lead designer of the Seattle Center for the World's Fair.

The home in Normandy Park was featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine in 1967. Attempts to sell the structure and move it to a different location have not been successful despite extensive effort to do so.

It is a shame to lose architecture like this. Please click on Seattle Times to read more about it. Make sure to click on the slide show under "related" on the middle right which shows 22 pictures of the home.

Loss #2

It was announced that Seattle would not have a major firework show for the first time in something like 90 years. Not unlike the Thiry home another Northwest tradition was in jeopardy. Radio host Dave Ross asked small business to pitch in to save it. Ewing & Clark, Inc. was one of the first to contribute. So hopefully we can save the event. To see who has donated click here. Maybe, just maybe, the fireworks will be saved....and we can cross our fingers for the Thiry home as well.