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Game Changers, Median Price Up, Inventory Down & ‘Up’ House May Go Down

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Friday not only opens the doors to legal same-sex marriage throughout the 50 states—it will also help increase homeownership among LGBT couples.

That’s a lot of buying power, and legal marriage will only make it stronger. With home prices rising and mortgage requirements increasingly stringent, two incomes are pretty much required to afford a home in much of the country, and marriage helps convince lenders of a couple’s mortgage-worthiness.

The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision Is a Housing Game Changer – Realtor

Apartment rents in King, Snohomish counties jump 5 percent in 3 months – Seattle Times

More buyers compete for fewer houses: Experts say this could go on for years – PSBJ

Median price for single-family homes hits $500,000 in King County – Seattle Times

Selling Seattle: Homebuyers are so eager, they’ll make an offer via FaceTime – PSBJ

Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate Pros – Builder

Offers Stream in to Rescue the Up House in Seattle from the Wrecking Ball – People

Buying a House Together Before Marriage? Read This First – Time

CFPB wants to push back TRID — again – MPA