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Celebration Park in Federal Way played host to the 32nd Gay Softball World Series. Games were played Wednesday
Celebration Park in Federal Way played host to the 32nd Gay Softball World Series. Games were played Wednesday
Heidi Snead

Federal Way resident Anna Rodriguez steps off her bus from Seattle, tired and frustrated. Inside her red purse, she has a growing list of errands to run at local stores — with no way to cross them off.

  • Aug 20, 2008
Heidi Snead
Heidi Snead

For some, ‘buying local’ clashes with schedules

Federal Way resident Anna Rodriguez steps off her bus from Seattle, tired and frustrated. Inside her red purse, she has a growing list of errands to run at local stores — with no way to cross them off.

  • Aug 20, 2008
Heidi Snead

Housing markets receive a much-needed boost from Congress | Column

Homeownership moved a giant step forward as the U.S Senate recently passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

Federal Way Chamber trip to China

The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will visit China from Nov. 15-24. The trip is open to all who are interested, regardless of Chamber membership. The goal of the trip is to familiarize attendees with China and to educate attendees on future business opportunities with the country, Chamber CEO Tom Pierson said.

  • Aug 8, 2008

Home warranties bring peace of mind

Home repairs can be expensive and, thanks to Murphy’s Law, appliance breakdowns seem to happen at the worst possible time — like when you are selling your home.

Check it out

The Woodmont branch of the King County Libraries is now open after construction at 26809 Pacific Highway South. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Gold has mesmerized human beings for thousands of years. In fact, we have an almost innate belief in the tremendous value of this shiny yellow metal. So, it’s not surprising that when financial markets go through rough times, many people take on the attitudes of Olympic athletes — in other words, they “go for the gold.”

  • Jul 30, 2008

In the investment world, gold doesn’t always glitter

Gold has mesmerized human beings for thousands of years. In fact, we have an almost innate belief in the tremendous value of this shiny yellow metal. So, it’s not surprising that when financial markets go through rough times, many people take on the attitudes of Olympic athletes — in other words, they “go for the gold.”

  • Jul 30, 2008
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Buyers have the upper hand today

Two years ago, we were in what was called a seller’s market. A homeowner would put up a “For Sale” sign and, if the price was right, be assured of multiple offers on the home.

  • Jul 29, 2008
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It’s a buyer’s market in today’s world | Column

Two years ago, we were in what was called a seller’s market. A homeowner would put up a “For Sale” sign and, if the price was right, be assured of multiple offers on the home.

  • Jul 23, 2008

Two years ago, we were in what was called a seller’s market. A homeowner would put up a “For Sale” sign and, if the price was right, be assured of multiple offers on the home.

  • Jul 22, 2008
An official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 10 at Ocean Sushi and Grill restaurant
An official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 10 at Ocean Sushi and Grill restaurant

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