Expedias New CEO Eyes 2020 for Seattle Move
Mark Okerstrom updates the timeline for the company's planned move from Bellevue to the former Amgen campus overlooking Elliott Bay in Seattle.
Editor’s Note: Read a longer version of this interview with Mark Okerstrom that was published in the December 2017 issue of Seattle Business magazine. The goalposts for Expedias move from Bellevue to Seattle have now shifted several times, but plans could be clearing up, according to its new chief executive officer. The worlds largest online…
Washington Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low of 4.6%
State added 1,200 new jobs in April; unemployment rate matches historic low reached in June 2007.
OLYMPIA Washingtons added 1,200 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6 percent matching the states historic low for unemployment last reached in June 2007, according to the state Employment Security Department. While job growth was more subdued in April, Washingtons economy continues to trend positively, said Paul Turek, economist…
Northwest Housing Prices Continue Sharp Rise
The Northwest Multiple Listing Service says the lack of homes on the market has depressed sales while increasing the number of multiple offers.
This interesting news is from the Northwest Multiple LIsting Service:KIRKLAND, Washington (May 4, 2017) Frustrating is how brokers are summarizing the mood of buyers, brokers and industry professionals during the current housing market frenzy. New statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show declines in inventory and sales, while prices continue their upward trajectory, but those…