Tag Archives: Benton and Franklin counties

Information Regarding Zillow Zestimates

Attached to this is a link to an article published in the Tri-Cities Journal of Business spelling out the discrepancies between actual home values and Zestimates. Data on 532 local homes shows Zillow’s numbers run too high. Reprinted with the … Continue reading

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State house prices up 12.1% compared to the first quarter of last year

EMBARGO: May 16, 2017- 5:00pm Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the first quarter of 2017 according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research in the Runstad Center at the University of Washington. … Continue reading

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Loans available for Benton & Franklin business owners

The Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund wants business owners from Benton and Franklin counties to know about their loans, which can range from $150,000 to $500,000. The loans are awarded for buying land, research & development, equipment or other improvement … Continue reading

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Area’s food processing industry provides some stability in shaky economy

Food processing gross sales in Benton County reached $727 million 2007 and were $126 million in Franklin County. And food processing jobs provided $130 million in wages in Benton and Franklin counties in 2007 – a 20 percent increase in … Continue reading

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Stimulus plan could help Tri-Citians get HUD loans

By the Herald staff More homebuyers in the Tri-Cities will be eligible for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration thanks to a provision in the stimulus package that temporarily raises loan limits, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … Continue reading

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Tri-City jobs up slightly over year

The Tri-Cities gained about 3,100 non-farm jobs over the past year, but the national economic slowdown is beginning to take a toll as 800 non-farm jobs were lost last month, the State Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. Annual data shows … Continue reading

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