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Poulsbo

Poulsbo

Poulsbo ( “Little Norway”) is known for its rosemaled storefronts. Enjoy dozens of quaint shops with everything from European chocolates, fabulous bakeries, handmade ice cream, to some of Kitsap’s best restaurants. Rent a kayak or electric boat and explore scenic Liberty Bay, or relax along the waterfront park and 600 foot boardwalk with its striking Olympic Mountain views. Look for seals, herons and eagles. There are dozens of festivals and celebrations that the town hosts, from Viking Fest in May to Yule Fest and the Christmas Boat Parade in December. Those crazy Norwegians celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular firework display on the Third. The Port of Poulsbo’s guest marina is open year round with 130 visitor slips about half can be reserved.

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June 13th, 2014

The Need For A Federal Backstop

Written by Paul Holzman

The private mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market is finally rebounding, supplying capital to real estate transactions after a long hiatus. The evidence is from the commercial side of the market, which, unlike residential, has only private capital available to it. The residential side has government-backed loan insurance …

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June 4th, 2014

Report Raises Concerns Over Homelessness After Foster Care

Written by Paul Holzman

About 25,000 young people age out of foster care each year, with a large number then facing homelessness, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Health and Human Services. The report sounds an alarm to policy makers for the need to increase funding to …

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May 12th, 2014

What You Should Know About Hiring a Contractor, Remodeler, or Handyman

Written by Paul Holzman

We don't usually think about financial risks when planning a home repair or remodeling project. Yet each year, L&I (Washington State Department of Labor and Industry) hears from hundreds of homeowners who've hired someone claiming to be a "contractor." The vast majority of Washington contractors are honest, …

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