Headlines 08.14.2012

We’ve been seeing the data come in over the last year: new housing starts at multi-decade lows, demand passing supply, home values ticking up. It’s a hard fact to swallow, given the last five years — but housing is on its way back up, folks. Time is running out, though, as the market is starting to catch on. If you want to make a bullish play on housing, now is the time.  ~ Michael Lewis, The Motley Fool


Get In on Housing Before It’s Too Late ~ Daily Finance

King County home prices up 7 percent from last year ~ Seattle Times

Freddie Mac: Shadow Inventory Unlikely to Bring Down Prices ~ DS News

Mortgage relief for struggling homeowners may get reprieve ~ Seattle Times