Apr 23, 2010

Marketplace Money for April 24-25, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Segments From this episode

A peek at Seattle real estate

Apr 23, 2010
Marketplace Money's staff takes a tour of Seattle real estate with Zillow.com's chief economist Stan Humphries.

Light a high commodity in Seattle

Apr 23, 2010
A veteran Seattle real-estate agent explains why people are willing to pay such a high price for a well-lighted place.

A precipitous drop in Seattle rent prices

Apr 23, 2010
Seattle rents fell an average of 14 percent from 2008 to 2009 -- the largest drop among cities nationwide. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports.

Getting Personal

Apr 23, 2010
Karen Ramsey, a certified financial planner based in Seattle, joins Tess Vigeland to answer listener questions, including one from a woman who wonders whether a yoga studio might be a good business to run in retirement.

Those who never had a home to lose

Apr 23, 2010
Commentator Rosette Royale describes what it's like for those living on Seattle's streets.

Condo buildings stand half empty

Apr 23, 2010
Seattle's condo real-estate market is in collapse. Jeff Tyler reports from the "Emerald City."

Looking for a home? Just go online.

Apr 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks with Redfin's Scott Nagel about the way the Web has transformed the real-estate business.

That ubiquitous cup of Seattle coffee

Apr 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland and financial planner Karen Ramsey explore the coffee obsession continually brewing in Seattle with a visit to Pike Place Market.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.