Stories tagged: home sales
Tue., April 27, 2010, 9:10 a.m.
Home price index shows first annual gain in 3 years
Home prices in February posted their first annual increase since the end of 2006, lifted by temporary tax credits for homebuyers.
Fri., April 23, 2010, 6:55 a.m.
New home sales jump from record low
Sales of new homes surged 27 percent last month, bouncing off the previous month’s record low and blowing past expectations as government incentives and better weather boosted sales.
Thu., April 22, 2010, 6:42 a.m.
Home sales rise as unemployment claims fall
Home sales rose sharply last month and claims for jobless benefits fell last week. The two reports Thursday sketched a picture of a modestly improving economy.
Fri., April 9, 2010, 12:52 p.m.
Spokane home sales up 23 percent in first quarter
Realtors today reported a burst of home sales in Spokane County during the first three months of the year.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2010, midnight
Oversupply will hold down region’s prices, Realtors say
The large number of unsold homes in Spokane and Kootenai counties will keep the pressure on home prices this year, real estate industry officials said Thursday at an annual real …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
Washington home sales surge in late 2009
The sale of existing homes in Washington surged in the fourth quarter of 2009, but prices remained soft.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010, midnight
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 …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010, 7:59 a.m.
December home sales down nearly 17 percent
Sales of previously occupied homes took the largest monthly drop in more than 40 years last month, sinking more dramatically than expected after lawmakers gave buyers additional time to use …
Tue., Dec. 22, 2009, 10:41 a.m.
Home resales in West post 30 percent annual gain
Home sales jumped 30 percent in the Western region of the country in November, driven largely by first-time buyers racing to qualify for a tax credit that was set to …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2009, 11:01 a.m.
October sales gains lift hopes for housing market
First-time buyers seized on an expiring tax credit, low mortgage rates and falling prices to boost home sales in October to their highest level in 2 1/2 years.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009, midnight
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 …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2009, noon
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 …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2009, 8:27 a.m.
Median home prices fall nationwide
A real estate group says home prices fell in eight out of every 10 U.S. cities in the third quarter of this year as heavily discounted distressed sales made up …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2009, 8:30 a.m.
Home sales rise 9.4 pct in Sept., beats forecast
Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.
Wed., Aug. 12, 2009, 10:58 a.m.
Home sales increase in Spokane; prices still lagging
Home sales picked up in Washington state in the second quarter compared with last year — the first quarter-over-quarter improvement in sales numbers in more than two years, according to …
Tue., July 28, 2009, midnight
Housing markets rally for rebound
New figures on U.S. housing sales indicate the housing market may be starting to rebound, and recent sales figures in Spokane and Kootenai counties suggest the local housing market is …
Mon., July 27, 2009, 8:35 a.m.
Housing market bouncing back, sales show
WASHINGTON — New U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in more than eight years last month, in another sign the housing market is finally bouncing back from the …
Thu., July 23, 2009, 1:45 p.m.
Dow tops 9,000 as home sales rise for 3rd month
Investors celebrated news of another jump in home sales by propelling the Dow Jones industrials to their first close above 9,000 since January.
Fri., July 10, 2009, midnight
Home prices, sales saw gains in June
Home prices in Spokane County last month reached their highest level so far this year, according to figures released Thursday by the Spokane Association of Realtors. After weakening in April …
Thu., May 14, 2009, midnight
Kootenai foreclosures up
Foreclosures in Kootenai County accelerated in April, jumping 52 percent over March levels and to a level more than fourfold that of last April, according to statistics released Wednesday by …
Fri., May 8, 2009, 9:20 p.m.
Spokane home prices dip in April
Homes sales in Spokane County leveled off in April, and average and median prices slipped, possibly reflecting high unemployment in the area, the head of the Spokane Association of Realtors …
Fri., April 24, 2009, midnight
March home sales figures are mixed
Homebuyers shrugged off economic worries and pounced on sharply discounted foreclosed homes in California, Nevada and Arizona, driving up sales last month in the West, according to two reports released …
Thu., April 23, 2009, 7:55 a.m.
Stocks fluctuate on weak home sales report
Stocks are turning lower as an unexpectedly large drop in home sales is dashing hopes that the economy is healing some its biggest wounds.
Tue., March 31, 2009, midnight
Sales of second homes off 22 percent
Sales of vacation and investment homes slid 22 percent last year, a sign that tough economic conditions and tight lending requirements shut out buyers, the National Association of Realtors reported …
Tue., March 24, 2009, midnight
Home sales rising in West
Sales of previously occupied homes in the West climbed in February as low mortgage rates and cheap foreclosed properties drew in many first-time buyers and investors, according to two reports …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2009, midnight
Foreclosures fueling home sales in parts of West
Home sales in the Western U.S. surged in January as first-time homebuyers, real estate investors and others seized on bargain-priced foreclosed homes in California, Nevada and Arizona, according to two …
Wed., Feb. 4, 2009, 12:02 a.m.
Spokane-area home prices down in 2008
Spokane home values dropped more than 12 percent last year, even greater than the national decline, according to estimates from a Seattle firm that often draws criticism from real estate …
Sat., Jan. 31, 2009, midnight
Home sales down 22 percent in 2008
Attracting buyers was more difficult last year for Kootenai County residents who had their homes for sale. The number of homes sold in the county fell by 22 percent in …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2009, midnight
Preowned-home sales climb in West thanks to discounts
Deep discounts on foreclosed homes helped power sales of preowned homes in the Western U.S. in December, with metro areas in California, Nevada and Arizona leading the way, according to …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2009, 9:36 a.m.
December existing home sales rise by 6.5 percent
Sales of existing homes posted an unexpected increase last month, closing out the worst year for the U.S. real estate market in more than a decade.