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  • Home sales hit 11-year low

    LOS ANGELES – The end of a popular government stimulus program drove home sales in July to their lowest levels in more than a decade, fueling fresh concerns about the …


  • Home sales plunge to lowest in 15 years

    Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.


  • Washington state’s home sales strong; prices lower

    Second-quarter home sales in Washington jumped almost 28 percent over 2009 levels as buyers rushed to take advantage of an expiring $8,000 federal income tax credit. But a report released …


  • Home sales off sharply in Spokane County in July

    Spokane County home sales tumbled in July, but prices slipped only slightly from year-ago levels, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors. A total of 347 homes sold during the …


  • Mortgage rates hit 4.56 percent, new record low

    Mortgage rates fell to a new record low for the fourth time in five weeks. But low rates haven’t been enough to lift a struggling housing market.


  • Business update: Data suggest recovery is fizzling

    Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts. Unemployment claims are up, home sales are …


  • New-home sales plunge 33% with tax credits gone

    Sales of new homes collapsed in May, sinking 33 percent to the lowest level on record as potential buyers stopped shopping for homes once they could no longer receive government …


  • Homes won’t build recovery

    WASHINGTON – Homebuilders are sending a message: They won’t be able to contribute much to the economic recovery now that government home-buying incentives have vanished. Home construction and applications for …


  • Home prices up; last time was ’06

    Home prices in February posted their first annual increase since the end of 2006, lifted by temporary tax credits for homebuyers.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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