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Open house weekend 2017

Luxury homes in Spokane

What will a million bucks and change get you in Spokane County’s real estate market? Not nearly as many choices as next door in Kootenai County, flush with lakefront and riverfront listings in the seven figures. Still, if you’re looking to drop a meal ticket or more on some luxury digs, a few pricey properties are on the menu in and around Spokane.

For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ basements, if not permanently locked out of the housing market.

How Fed hike will affect home mortgages

Are mortgage rates going up? With the Federal Reserve having raised its benchmark interest rate last month and signaling the likelihood of additional rate hikes later this year, consumers and businesses will feel it — if not immediately, then over time.

Mission nearly impossible this spring: Finding a home to buy

Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. The job market is solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage rates, even after edging up of late, are still near historic lows. And then there's the bad news: Just try to find a house.

Ready to sell, but are you ready to move?

Competitive market conditions pose a dilemma for Spokane home sellers. Should you put your house up for sale if you haven’t found a replacement home? Willingness to move into a short-term rental may be the deciding factor, Realtors say.

Sylvia Dunn adds the extra touch for home sales

Sylvia Dunn pays a lot of attention to other people’s houses. That’s her job. Dunn helps homeowners stage their houses to sell in today’s robust real estate market.