housing crash http://kplu.org en The mortgage deal: A reality check (in addition to $26 billion) http://kplu.org/post/mortgage-deal-reality-check-addition-26-billion The $26 billion deal Thursday reached by the federal government, most states and the nation's largest banks to compensate homeowners for abusive foreclosure practices was hailed as a landmark agreement. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:22:38 +0000 Scott Neuman 4108 at http://kplu.org The mortgage deal: A reality check (in addition to $26 billion) Washington's share of mortgage settlement: $648 million http://kplu.org/post/washingtons-share-mortgage-settlement-648-million <p>Washington&#39;s share of a $25 billion national settlement with the nation&#39;s biggest mortgage lenders will be about $648 million.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:15:18 +0000 The Associated Press 4105 at http://kplu.org For Bothell parks, housing bust means more forest http://kplu.org/post/bothell-parks-housing-bust-means-more-forest <p>BOTHELL, Wash. &mdash; From the freeway, it looks like just another patch of woods ripe for new housing development once the economy revives.</p><div><p>From the air, the forested stretch along I-405 reveals itself as part of a green ribbon buffering an active salmon creek. The appearance of a &quot;sold&quot; sign in mid-December marked a 35-acre patch of western red cedar, western hemlock and Douglas fir as property of the city of Bothell.</p><p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:47:36 +0000 The Associated Press 3569 at http://kplu.org For Bothell parks, housing bust means more forest