Stories tagged: home sales
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:06 P.M.
Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade
Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 6:34 P.M.
Spokane home sales off to a strong start in January
Homes sales in Spokane County got off to a brisk start in January, with 378 sales of single-family homes and condos.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 7:44 A.M.
Existing home sales fell in December as supplies at 17-year low
Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 7:16 A.M.
Homebuilder confidence, sales outlook slip in January
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident this month about their sales prospects, a pullback from December when builders’ confidence reached the highest level in 11 years.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7:24 A.M.
Suddenly, home sale agreements nationwide are falling apart
Spending months to find the perfect home in your price range, only to have your mortgage application rejected, or a home inspection turn up expensive repairs, is a nightmare-one that …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 7 P.M.
Homes prices creep up in Spokane County, but lots of choices under $200,000 remain
Spokane remains an affordable place to buy a house, with a median sales price of $195,000 in 2016. Across the state line in Kootenai County, the median price was higher …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 10:11 A.M.
Pending existing-home sales fall on higher mortgage rates
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly decreased in November on a sudden pickup in mortgage rates and limited inventory, according to figures released Wednesday from the National Association …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7:31 A.M.
Existing home sales reach highest since February 2007
Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade, despite a deepening shortage of houses for sale.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Pending home sales nudged upward in October
The number of Americans who signed contracts to purchase homes edged up slightly in October, a sign that the housing market remains on sure footing after solid price and sales …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Sales of new homes decline to four-month low in October
Purchases of new U.S. homes declined in October to a four-month low, showing the residential real estate market began to soften a month prior to a jump in borrowing costs.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 8 A.M.
U.S. home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade
Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 7:45 P.M.
Sales of new homes rose 3.1 percent in September
More Americans bought new homes in September, a sign that demand remains strong despite a shortage of properties on the market.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 7:55 A.M.
Pending home sales strengthened in July
More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a shortage of listings on the market.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
U.S. home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage
U.S. homebuyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 12:47 P.M.
U.S. new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007
Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 10:02 A.M.
New-home sales climbed in June to more than 8-year high
Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10:14 A.M.
Homes sales improved in June, best pace since early 2007
The National Association of Realtors said sales of existing homes rose 1.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million, the best performance since February 2007.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Pending home sales hit highest level since 2006
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 10:02 A.M.
Number of contracts to buy homes at highest level since May
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.4 percent to 110.5, the highest level since May 2015.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 6:59 A.M.
U.S. home prices rise at solid pace, even with flat sales
U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in February as buyers competed for a limited number of available properties.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 8:47 A.M.
U.S. home sales rebounded in March after February dip
WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales recovered in March after slumping in February, kicking off a solid start to the spring buying season. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that …
MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
U.S. pending home sales decline in January
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, as the recent hot streak appears to have been curbed by a shortage of properties for sale and colder weather.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 11:17 A.M.
U.S. new-home sales tumble in January; big decline in West
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales fell 9.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 494,000. Most of the decline stemmed for a 32.1 drop …
SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016
Front & Center: Sylvia Dunn adds the extra touch for home sales
Sylvia Dunn stages homes for sale in a robust Spokane real estate market.
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016, 10:47 A.M.
2015 U.S. home sales most in 9 years
WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014
Home sales see typical November downturn
November home sales in Spokane County typically sag compared to prior months, and that held true this year; 455 homes sold in November, 107 fewer than the month before. The …
FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014
Home sales increase in Spokane County
Spokane County home sales in October jumped to 562, up from 504 closed sales in September. But more sales didn’t mean higher prices.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014
Home prices in Spokane increased in August
The number of Spokane homes sold in August dropped from the month before, but prices rose solidly, the Spokane Association of Realtors reported. There were 608 homes sold in Spokane …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014
Spokane County sees decline in ‘flipped’ home sales
Spokane County, like much of the nation, saw a decline in “flipped” home sales in the second quarter of this year. RealtyTrac said 55 Spokane homes were sold by flippers …
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
Year-to-date Spokane home prices essentially unchanged over 2013
Spokane’s May home sales numbers look good at first blush: 551 homes sold, which is 25 percent more than the 440 in April. But compared to a year ago, May’s …