Stories tagged: home sales
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May
Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Home sales up in May, but buyers face sharply rising prices
The May sales report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors shows a housing market unable to meet the demand from would-be buyers. Sales edged up 1.1 percent in …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Multiple bids, quick sales characterize Spokane home sales market
For houses priced under $300,000 in Spokane and nearby Kootenai County, it’s a seller’s market. The inventory of homes for sale is expected to be tight for the foreseeable future.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
U.S. pending home sales fell again in April
Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Home sales fell in April amid supply squeeze
Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and rising prices are putting them in a bind as their options dwindle.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Spokane County median home price rises to $201,900, number of sales drops
The number of homes sold in Spokane County dropped 10 percent in March compared to a year ago, but prices continued to rise.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Correct pricing early on is essential to attracting showings, offers on home
When you’re selling a home, pricing it right is essential. It’s better to have buyers bidding on a competitively priced house than to attract no offers at all.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane’s hot real estate market: Five things to know
Pent-up demand for homes in the Spokane-area and fewer homes for sale is creating one of the most competitive home-buying markets in years.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Fewer people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in March
Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
U.S. new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March
U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
U.S. home sales shoot up to 10-year high
WASHINGTON – Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Sales of existing homes climbed 4.4 …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Home sales and prices up, inventory down in Spokane County
Spokane-area home prices continued to rise in March as the number of homes for sale remained fairly limited.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
U.S. home sales slowed in February after January surge
Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales …
UPDATED: Wed., 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: Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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. …