Mysterious note sparks serious concern in neighborhood

KIRKLAND, Wash. (KCPQ) – Kirkland police are investigating reports of handwritten notes left on doors asking to purchase their car, after neighbors fear something more sinister. Multiple neighbors have reported the same handwritten notes found on their doorway, with a message to call “Mike” about purchasing their car. “I thought I was very special,” said…

America’s affordable housing crisis has reached a new milestone

The affordable-housing crunch worsened last year. In the final quarter of last year, Americans spent the highest share of their incomes on mortgage payments since 2010, according to real estate company Zillow. The economy’s improvement after the housing crash generated new buyer demand for housing, even though the homeownership rate remained historically low. Simultaneously, incomes…