SOURCE: Freshstart Properties, Inc.

September 17, 2007 13:48 ET

Pacific Northwest Real Estate Shows Signs of Resilience

Washington State Leads Nation in Real Estate Appreciation

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Freshstart Properties, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FSPP) -- According to, Washington State leads the nation in appreciation with five of the top 20 cities listed. In order, there are: Wenatchee (up 23.54 percent), Longview (up 13.6 percent), Seattle/Bellevue/Everett (up 9.89 percent), Tacoma (up 9.34 percent), and Spokane (up 9.3 percent).

President and CEO of Freshstart Properties Mr. Maherali stated, "Real Estate markets are local, but unfortunately, the mortgage business is national. While the Pacific Northwest housing market has held up much better than the rest of the country, the mortgage finance problems that have been widely reported have resulted in some instability in our market.

"The good news for the Pacific Northwest is that employment is robust, job growth continues to expand, and its diversified economy remains buoyant. Bottom line: The Pacific Northwest looks like it can withstand the brunt of the lending issues."

The upside of the current disruption in the housing market is the recent rise in rental rates, as more and more people are being forced into that market. This has caused rent rates to jump and according to the average rent in Tacoma for a one bedroom unit has increased 18 percent from $573 in 2005 to $679 in 2007. And Freshstart Properties, Inc. is poised to benefit from the current situation.

About Freshstart Properties

Freshstart Properties, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FSPP) is a publicly traded real estate development company operating in the Pacific Northwest. The company's principal objective is to create equity and long-term earnings growth through the acquisition and development of undervalued and foreclosure real estate.

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