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Finding the right house in Spokane’s competitive market: A tale of two families

Two families talked to The Spokesman-Review about what it’s like to be house hunting this summer in Spokane’s competitive real estate market.


Finding the balance: Realistic expectations reduce stress of buying or selling

Buying or selling a house can be an emotionally fraught time. Having realistic expectations for the process reduces the stress, a local real estate agent says .


U.S. new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid

Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent in a sign that buyer demand …


U.S. existing-home sales climbed 3 percent in February

U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a …


February home sales in Spokane County up nearly 20 percent from a year ago

Spokane County’s February home sales dropped from the monthly record set in January, but still outpaced sales from a year ago.


Winter weather saps new-home sales 7.8 percent in January

Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, possibly dragged down again by bad weather.


Sales of U.S. homes fall year over year by most in 3

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Spokane County home sales rise 22 percent in January

Spokane County home sales got off to a rapid start in January, with a 22 percent gain in sales compared to a year ago.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Wages up by most in 8 years as U.S. adds a robust 200K jobs

U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, encouraging trends that suggest that the economy may accelerate …


U.S. home sales tumbled 3.6 percent in December

U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifled purchases.


Spokane County home sales dip in December; prices rise

The inventory of homes for sale in Spokane County remains tight, which is putting pressure on prices. The median sales price in December was $215,000.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

U.S. pending home sales rose a slight 0.2 percent in November

WASHINGTON – Slightly more people signed contracts in November to buy homes – with pending sales rising just 0.2 percent as the housing market copes with a dwindling supply of …


U.S. new home sales skyrocket 17.5 percent in November

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

U.S. home sales climb 5.6 percent in November to 11-year high

Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6 percent in November.


U.S. pending home sales surged 3.5 percent in October

More people signed contracts in October to buy homes, ending three straight months of declines.


U.S. new-home sales jumped 6.2 percent in October

Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade – a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Spokane County’s strong housing market continues into fall

Homes continue to sell briskly in Spokane County, with the number of sales in October rising by nearly 20 percent over last year.


U.S. new home sales soar to highest level in a decade

Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007, a sign that Americans – unable to find existing homes – are turning to new …


U.S. home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8 a.m.

U.S. pending home sales fell 2.6 percent in August

Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in August, marking the fifth decline in the past six months. The 2.6 percent decline continues to reflect the worsening shortage nationwide of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

Sales of new homes fell 3.4 percent in August

Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 3.4 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline.


US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.


Spokane County homes sales stay at near-record pace

Home sales in Spokane County continued at a near-record pace in August, with more than 900 properties changing hands.


U.S. pending home sales fell in July, 4th decline in 5 months

Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in July, the fourth decline in the past five months.


Pace of U.S. home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017

Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank 1.3 percent to their lowest level of the year.


Sales of new homes fell in July

Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Spokane County home sales slow during July

Spokane County home sales set a monthly record in June, with 944 properties trading hands. Though the number of sales dipped in July, homes sales for the month were still …


U.S. pending home sales improved in June

Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

New-home sales improved modestly in June

U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Spokane County home sales hit monthly record in June; some hopeful signs for buyers emerge

Spokane County home sales hit an all-time monthly record in June, with 944 properties sold. Sellers still have the upper hand, but there are hopeful signs for prospective buyers, Realtors …