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Real estate: coronavirus, mortgage rates and inventory

As the virus has spread across the world the Federal Reserve has issued a surprise interest rate cut.

  • Mar 12, 2020
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
Two people enjoy conversation and food outside Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 27, 2020. Wow Wow’s final day was the 28, marking four years in Kirkland. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in downtown Kirkland closes

The lemonade stand, which was the company’s only one in Washington, had been open for four years.

Two people enjoy conversation and food outside Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 27, 2020. Wow Wow’s final day was the 28, marking four years in Kirkland. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

A monthly business advice column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Feb 24, 2020

Become an expert to recession proof your career

If you’ve lived in the Puget Sound area long enough you probably know that in a “down” economy, not all sectors are down at the… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2020

Kirkland housing market shows early signs of spring

A snapshot of the local real estate market.

  • Feb 20, 2020
Google’s 6th St. office building in Kirkland, WA on Feb. 10, 2020. Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio

Google to open two floors of office space in Kirkland

Google is adding the office space to accomadate growth in its Kirkland area.

Google’s 6th St. office building in Kirkland, WA on Feb. 10, 2020. Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio
Lounge by Topgolf, which features Full Swing golf simulator technology along with an innovative bar and restaurant concept, held its grand-opening ceremony on Jan. 24 in Kirkland at 425 Urban Plaza, Suite 200. From left to right: Sarah Rutledge (Lounge by Topgolf associate), Toby Nixon (Kirkland City Councilmember), Amy Falcone (Kirkland City Councilmember), Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet, Hun Kim (general manager at Lounge by Topgolf), Ron Powers (president of Topgolf Swing Suites), Jon Pascal (Kirkland City Councilmember), Alyssa Jones (assistant general manager at Lounge by Topgolf) and Salena Cordell (Lounge by Topgolf associate). Photo courtesy of Bailie Pelletier

Lounge by Topgolf tees off new Kirkland location

Lounge by Topgolf, which features Full Swing golf simulator technology along with an innovative bar and restaurant concept, held its grand-opening ceremony on Jan. 24… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020
Lounge by Topgolf, which features Full Swing golf simulator technology along with an innovative bar and restaurant concept, held its grand-opening ceremony on Jan. 24 in Kirkland at 425 Urban Plaza, Suite 200. From left to right: Sarah Rutledge (Lounge by Topgolf associate), Toby Nixon (Kirkland City Councilmember), Amy Falcone (Kirkland City Councilmember), Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet, Hun Kim (general manager at Lounge by Topgolf), Ron Powers (president of Topgolf Swing Suites), Jon Pascal (Kirkland City Councilmember), Alyssa Jones (assistant general manager at Lounge by Topgolf) and Salena Cordell (Lounge by Topgolf associate). Photo courtesy of Bailie Pelletier

Networking to recession proof your career

Make a networking plan for yourself. You don’t have do it all in one day.

  • Jan 15, 2020

Adding cultural competency skills can recession proof your career

Cultural competency is the ability to acknowledge, respect and understand individuals and groups from different cultures and with different perspectives.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

By Erin Flemming Special to the Reporter The month of December reliably marks a low point in unsold inventory in the residential real estate market.… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2019

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County

Nourah Yonous launched the African Women Business Alliance in 2017 to find ways to lift women up.

New recycling service hits the Kirkland market

Ridwell is a recycle service that for $10-14 a month will pick up difficult-to-recycle goods.

Adding credentials can recession proof your career

Look at hard skills and soft skills to see where there may be a gap.

  • Nov 13, 2019

Chiropractic instrument takes the crack out of spinal adjustment

Disc Centers of America Bellevue uses the Impulse iQ for comfort and results

  • Nov 11, 2019

Winter chill begins to settle into real estate market

While there was an uptick in new listings, pending home sales and sold properties the last two months, things are quieting down.

  • Nov 5, 2019