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Good News On The Home Front
Yakima County home foreclosures are down almost 67 percent from January to March of 2011 vs. 2012.  The statewide figures also fell 19 percent.
In other metro areas across the country, filings are going up.  Many lenders have delayed processing foreclosures...
Yakima County Commissioners Looking For Support Of Sales Tax
The Yakima County Commissioners are hoping voters support a proposed tenth of a cent sales tax increase to pay for security needs at the Yakima County jail. Commissioner Mike Leita says if approved the 2.8 million dollars a year would not only pay for security upgrades but would also pay expens…
New Home Construction Lags
New home construction continues to lag behind in Yakima county. Rain isn't the only thing that halts construction. Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the economy plays a big role. In fact, building permits are down about 23 percent in the last year...
Yakima County House Prices Drop, Rent Prices Up
The housing market in Yakima County took a major hit after the recession, and buyers and sellers alike are still picking up the pieces. Our news partner KIMA Action News reports many are even deciding to rent out their homes instead...
Yakima Real Estate Market Starting To Turn Around
The number of homes in Yakima County going back to the banks continues to fall.  A new report shows 21 homes were in some stage of foreclosure last month.  RealtyTrac reports there were 60 during February of last year. There were 15 locally during January...
Car Tab Fees For Toppenish To Be Considered
The Yakima City Council voted against it...but the city council in Toppenish tonight will talk about imposing a 20 dollar car tab fee to pay for street repairs...like Yakima many cities in the state are searching for ways to fund street work...
Indicators For Excellence For Yakima County
Yakima County Local Indicators for Excellence (YC-LIFE) will release its first annual community report card during the Yakima Chamber of Commerce Luncheon March 12 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Yakima Red Lion Hotel.  The YC-LIFE Annual Report 2012 is a comprehensive list of indicators for…
Level Two Sex Offender Living In Yakima Being Checked By Yakima Police
A man who was convicted and served time in 2010 for 2 counts of child molestation and for possession of child pornography is now living in the 11 hundred block of South 12th avenue in Yakima. 40 year old Daniel Hammer, a level two offender is being is checked by the Yakima Police department but…

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