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  • County foreclosing on 66 properties due to sewer debts

    Spokane County will foreclose on 66 properties whose owners have not paid their sewer bills, allowing the debts to reach thousands of dollars. The foreclosure action, approved unanimously by commissioners …


  • County’s first online auction of foreclosed properties mixed

    Spokane County’s first online auction of foreclosed properties earlier this month generated 29 parcel sales and more than $125,000 to cover unpaid taxes on the properties. In a break from …


  • US foreclosure filings hit 5-year low in September

    U.S. foreclosure filings dropped to a five-year low in September as fewer homes were on track to be seized by lenders.


  • Area home sale prices continue to decline

    Average home sales prices in Spokane fell by 4.1 percent in October, in line with national and regional declines driven in part by foreclosures and high unemployment. The Spokane sales …


  • Free tour showcases foreclosed homes in area

    Five years ago foreclosures were barely a blip on Realtor Cindy Carrigan’s local listings. Now they represent more than half of the 40 to 45 homes she sells each year. …


  • Processing delays, not recovery, cited for drop in repossessions

    LOS ANGELES – Fewer Americans had their homes repossessed by banks or were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments in April compared to a year ago. …


  • Spokane County foreclosures rise; Kootenai County down

    Foreclosure filings on Spokane County homes rose to 252 in April, the highest number since October, RealtyTrac reported today. Banks took ownership of 84 homes and issued notices of foreclosure …


  • State probe uncovers foreclosure violations

    Some of the foreclosure trustees most active in Washington are violating a requirement they have an office in the state, Attorney General Rob McKenna said Wednesday. His office has been …


  • Shawn Vestal: ‘Loan mods’ leave Main Street crumbling

    In April 2009, a Kootenai County homeowner struggling to pay the mortgage got a letter encouraging enrollment in a federal program meant to help people avoid foreclosure. The homeowner called …


  • Foreclosure rate down in Spokane

    Foreclosures in Spokane County fell last month but remained significantly above the pace of November 2009, according to figures released Thursday by RealtyTrak. The online foreclosure marketplace said 167 Spokane …


  • State AG takes aim at mortgage wolves

    Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna sent a letter last week to the 52 trustees who shepherd mortgage paperwork toward foreclosure. At least a few, it seems, have been very bad …


  • Foreclosure anger is now hitting election campaign

    Three weeks before the election, anger over tainted home foreclosure documents is bursting into the battle for control of Congress, especially in hard-hit states such as Nevada and Florida. Democrats …


  • Awaiting a ‘lost decade’ for housing market

    NEW YORK – The slide in U.S. home prices may have another three years to go as sellers add as many as 12 million more properties to the market. Shadow …


  • Home sales, prices hold; foreclosures up sharply

    The number and prices of homes sold in Spokane County last month nearly matched those for July, but foreclosure actions are multiplying. The Spokane Association of Realtors says 344 homes …


  • Foreclosures drive home sales in Kootenai County

    Slightly more than one out of three homes sold in Kootenai County during the first quarter of 2010 was in foreclosure or already bank-owned, according to RealtyTrac.


  • Mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures break records

    The mortgage crisis is dragging on the economic recovery as more homeowners fall behind on their payments.


  • Home sales stay up

    Home sales exceeded year-ago levels for the fourth consecutive month in January, but prices continued to weaken and inventory increased. There were 177 closed sales for the month, according to …


  • Spokane County ranks low for foreclosures in 2009

    The foreclosure rate last year in Spokane County ranked among the lowest in the United States, according to statistics released Thursday by RealtyTrac, which markets foreclosed properties nationally.


  • Foreclosure rates diverge when crossing state line

    Foreclosures in Spokane County fell in 2009 compared with the previous two years, but the toll ballooned in Kootenai County, according to RealtyTrac, which released its statistics today. The 979 …


  • Foreclosure filings fall 8 percent in November

    The number of homeowners on the brink of foreclosure fell in November, the fourth straight monthly decline, as mortgage companies evaluated whether borrowers were eligible for help.


  • Mortgage delinquency rate spikes

    WASHINGTON – The share of homeowners delinquent on their mortgage or in foreclosure hit a new record during the third quarter, according to industry data released Thursday, which also indicates …


  • Foreclosures hitting more people with prime loans

    A rising proportion of fixed-rate home loans made to people with good credit are sinking into foreclosure, adding to concerns about the strength of the economic recovery.


  • Spokane home values rise slightly

    Home values in the Spokane area are running 2 percent below last year, though they’ve made modest gains in recent months, according to a quarterly report from the real estate …


  • Zillow: Spokane home values lower than last year but improving

    Home values in the Spokane area are running 2 percent below last year, though they’ve made modest gains in recent months, according to a quarterly report from the real-estate website …


  • Spokane ranks low in home foreclosures

    The pace of home foreclosures in Spokane increased during the third quarter, but the city improved its ranking relative to 203 other cities monitored by RealtyTrac, which released its latest …


  • Foreclosures rise 5 percent in quarter

    WASHINGTON – The number of households caught up in the foreclosure crisis rose more than 5 percent from summer to fall as a federal effort to assist struggling borrowers was …


  • Mortgage delinquencies hit record high in 2nd quarter

    With the recession throwing thousands of people out of work daily, more than 13 percent of American homeowners with a mortgage have fallen behind on their payments or are in …


  • Property foreclosures rare in Spokane County

    Spokane County had one of the lowest foreclosure rates in the United States for the first half of 2009, as the pace slowed significantly compared with last year, according to …


  • Program offers foreclosure legal help

    A new legal assistance program aims to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project is available to those who need legal advice to sort through the foreclosure …


  • Renters in foreclosed homes feel the pinch

    Stefanie Tietge has been faithfully paying the rent. Her landlord can’t say the same thing about the mortgage, though, so the Spokane Valley home where Tietge, her fiance and their …

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