Posts Tagged: real state

Are Condo Conversions on the Horizon for Seattle?

style=”margin: 6px;”Apartment developers in Seattle will start looking at converting for-rent units to condominiums this year, a new report states. Commercial real estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap, a national company with a Seattle office, issued its 2014 apartment report Monday. The report paints a generally rosy picture of the market for apartment landlords, forecasting rental… Read more »

The Advocate’s 2nd Gayest City for 2014: Pasadena, California

This beautiful but sleepy adjunct to Los Angeles, a kind of bedroom community for gays who like to garden, gets its high ranking primarily from having two gay elected city officials for its relatively small population, and a fractional boost from California’s many statewide elected LGBTs. Nevertheless, Pasadena’s got lots to offer: two gay bars,… Read more »

Using Your IRA Money for a Home Down Payment

A traditional IRA does in fact allow you to withdraw up to $10,000 in order to finance a deposit for a first-time home purchase. Although it allows you to do this without paying an early withdrawal penalty (a standard 10% is usual) you may still have to pay income tax on the $10,000 withdrawal. There… Read more »

Alabama Home Sales and Prices Up in March

Statewide home sales totaled 3,374 during March, a 9 percent improvement from a year ago, according to the Alabama Center for Real Estate. The organization, based at the University of Alabama, also said year-to-date statewide home sales are up 11.4 percent over the same time period last year. Last month’s average selling price was $141,005,… Read more »