Before I get
around to some information on Real Estate I have a few thoughts:
Today the weather here in Spokane is
beautiful. Blue skies, the grass is greening nicely and the spring flowers are
in full bloom. Some of the spring flowers in my garden have me puzzled though.
My daffodils are finicky about re-blooming each year, so I decided to try
finding a solution. Although there are many options on the internet this time I
went to the Washington State Master Gardeners web site –
(http://www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/spokane/eastside/Good%20Gardening%20Sites.htm), did a quick search, and came up with some possible
answers. 1.) Let the foliage die back completely before removing. 2.) The
strong mother bulbs have split into smaller bulbs that don’t flower. Remove and
replant these small bulbs 3.) The bulb may be planted in too shady and area. Well,
I will give these ideas some thought and try again this year.
good information on all sorts of landscape and horticulture issues visit their
web site. Now let’s
talk about Real Estate here in Spokane. According to The Community Indicators Initiative of Spokane
In 2011, 54.3% of Spokane County renters
paid 30% or more of their income in rent. This represents an increase of 6%
from 2000, when 51.4% paid more than 30% of their income in rent. Why is this
important? At least since the early 1980s, federal housing authorities have
suggested that 30% of a household's income is the threshold under which housing
is considered "affordable.”
Data Sources - U.S. Census Bureau:
American Community Survey
To read the full report go to - http://www.communityindicators.ewu.edu/indicators.cfm
What makes this report interesting to me
is that some of these folks who are paying rent could be putting that monthly
rent payment into their own home. Owning your own home gives you stability and
freedom to redecorate any way you wish. Also home and loan prices are still
affordable and there are ‘First-time homeowner & low down payment programs
That being said:
If you or anyone you know is interested
in buying or selling, or just have questions feel free to give me a call at
(509) 701-3846. I also invite you to use my Real Estate web site at www.terry.findspokane.com
Thank you and have a wonderful week!
Author:Alex Ganea Phone: 509-280-8445 Dated: May 15th 2013 Views: 1,399 About Alex: I was born and raised in Bucharest Romania where I completed my education and played professional ho...
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