Headlines 06.12.2012

The Seattle area has shared in the rebound. More than 2,000 houses sold in King County in May; the last time that happened was August 2007.  And the median sale price was up nearly 5 percent from May 2011, the biggest year-over-year increase since the market crashed.

Unfamiliar feeling for housing: optimism ~ Seattle Times

House prices stay on rise in King and Snohomish counties ~ Seattle Times

Rates Hit All-Time Record Lows, Again ~ Realty Times

Amazon’s 3-block complex has a timetable — and a name ~ Seattle Times

U.S. Agency to Sell Off Loans to Stem Foreclosures ~ NY Times

CoreLogic: Negative equity props up home prices in toughest markets ~ Housingwire

Domus Holdings, parent of Realogy, files for IPO ~ AP

Who’s Got Your Back? ~ NY Times

Higher the Walkability, Higher the Home Value ~ Realtor.com