Business

3 rules for home buyers | Column

Rule 1: You can’t time the bottom Face it, the house you buy today will more than likely be worth less next year. That could get you thinking about trying to time the bottom. Resist. It’s harder to do than you think, and this is the best buyers have had it in two decades, with inventories up and mortgage rates low.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Builders keep baby boomers in mind | Lori DeVore

The baby boomer generation, whose members are now between ages 38 and 56, comprises almost one-third of the nation’s population.

Homeownership delivers financial gains and social advantages

Homeownership has benefits that are great in number. Of course, there are the financial benefits of building equity and developing an economic foundation for your family’s future. Then there are the personal riches that come with owning a home, including those that fuel a healthier family and community. It is these intangible benefits that people often forget about when one buys or owns a home, but they are certainly worth considering. The National Association of Realtors authored a report titled “The Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing,” which discussed evidence regarding the personal gains that come with homeownership.

More U.S. builders ‘go green’ | Commentary

According to a recent survey of consumers by a national building trade organization, almost 80 percent of the respondents listed environmentally friendly features as a concern when building or purchasing a home.

PSE merger will benefit customers | Andy Wappler

And I thought the weather got people riled up! Going from meteorology to the energy industry put me in stormy seas.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Challenge for Federal Way folks: Buy local

Recently, the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce completed its annual membership survey.

Wash. business leaders embrace green solutions | Column

The great questions I get in my AskAndy@PSE.com e-mail box are one of the things I enjoy most about being a columnist. Most are pretty straightforward, but others are a real challenge — like this one sent to me by Jeff: Q: Would you please advise each step an existing business should take to go totally green?

  • Jun 15, 2008

By Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber CEO

  • Jun 13, 2008

Business buzz: Luring high-end retail to Federal Way

By Tom Pierson, FW Chamber CEO

  • Jun 13, 2008

Make some financial resolutions and stick to them

By Doug Legg, Money Matters

  • Jun 13, 2008

Business buzz: St. Francis Hospital is the backbone of our community

By Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber CEO

  • Jun 13, 2008

Federal Way’s destinations attract outsiders – and their money

By Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber CEO

  • Jun 13, 2008

Volatile market shakes up portfolios

By Doug Legg, Money Matters

  • Jun 13, 2008

By Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber CEO

  • Jun 13, 2008

Seek an investment, not a gamble

By Joni Ribera, Let’s Talk Real Estate

  • Jun 13, 2008

Condo-sized storage units prepare to move in

There’s nothing mini about the GarageTown Federal Way storage units currently in construction.

Buds and Blooms festival this weekend

Stop and smell the roses — or the tulips, rhododendrons, daffodils, azaleas, hydrangeas and bonsai trees — this Mother’s Day weekend at the city’s first Buds and Blooms garden festival.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Start smart in business with proper planning

Having worked at area coffee shops for eight years, Federal Way resident Rena Poppell finally felt prepared to turn her passion of brewing coffee into a personal business.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Understand your credit report before buying a home

If you are a prospective homebuyer, one of the first things you should do is get a copy of your credit report — especially in light of the disruptions to the current mortgage market.

  • Jun 13, 2008

West meets East: Whirlwind trip reveals China’s delicate balance

By Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber CEO

  • Apr 23, 2008