Gains in lease rates, higher home prices, Getty Images, green construction, and lots of other real estate news.

Commercial Real Estate Shows Gains in Leasing, Rents and Pricing

The real estate recovery is set to advance in 2013 as modest gains in leasing, rents, and pricing will extend across U.S. markets from coast-to-coast and improve prospects for all property sectors, according to the findings of the Emerging Trends in Real

New Seattle federal building held up as model of green construction (slide show)

Come late November, 650 Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff will move into their environmentally friendly new digs — the Federal Center South Building

Getty Images $3.3 billion sale complete

The $3.3 billion purchase of Getty Images of Seattle by The Carlyle Group is complete.

Boeing opens tanker boom production facility in Seattle

Boeing Co. said it’s opened a production facility at Boeing Field in Seattle that will produce booms for the KC-46 refueling tanker.

Mortgage Rates Continue Steady March Higher

Mortgage rates have been higher every day this week , with Thursday’s losses matching the pace of the past few sessions. The overall difference in trading levels of the securities that underlie the mortgage market is fairly minimal, but because bond markets began the day moving into better territory, the afternoon weakness was fairly abrupt. Best-Execution recently moved up to 3.375% from a brief stay at 3.25% and are already close to 3.5% again, a level not seen consistently in more than a month…

US home sales dip 1.7 percent on tight inventory

U.S. sales of previously occupied homes fell in September after hitting a two-year high in August, in part because there were fewer homes available for sale.

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