Stories tagged: homes
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Hawaii volcano destroys 26 homes, 4 other buildings
The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano climbed to nine Sunday as some of the more than 1,700 …
Sat., April 28, 2018
Selling a home for the first time? Know the market and what costs to expect to avoid frustrations
Kenneth Sax, president of the Spokane Association of Realtors and designated broker at Keller Williams Realty, said it’s important for first-time home sellers to understand if they are in a …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
U.S. homebuilder remains optimistic
U.S. builders are maintaining an optimistic view on sales as the economy improves and demand for homes remains strong.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Officials add 127 homes to historic Moscow neighborhood
A neighborhood in a northern Idaho town has more than doubled the number of prewar homes in a historic district following an expansion of its boundaries.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
No nuclear contamination found at homes of Hanford workers
No radioactive contamination has been found at the homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers that were surveyed this week.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Mexico: 1 missing, 200 homes damaged after Hurricane Max
A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Two more homes condemned as huge Florida sinkhole grows
Officials in Florida say a sinkhole that swallowed two homes last month is growing.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
U.S. homebuilder sentiment declines in July
U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, although their overall outlook remains positive.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 4:57 a.m.
Front & Center: Real estate photographer is virtual tour guide
Real estate photographer Jack Pemberton, who uses infrared 3-D cameras to create “fly-through” virtual tours of homes, discusses what homes and golf courses have in common, what he recommends homeowners …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
U.S. homebuilder sentiment climbs higher in May
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their business prospects, reflecting a recent surge in sales of newly built homes and a lingering shortage of previously occupied homes on the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
If you can’t buy it, build it: What to know if you’re thinking of building a home in Spokane County
Those hoping to get around the area’s low housing stock by building their own residence will have to compete for dwindling land, navigate more in-depth pre-development regulations and be prepared …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Homebuilder sentiment slips, but overall outlook positive
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable.
Wed., April 12, 2017
Browne’s Addition residents given construction reprieve to apply for historic designation
The Spokane City Council’s unanimous action Monday to halt demolition permits in the historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood for six months gives residents time to apply for city designation as a …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
After the holidays: a great time to rethink your decor
The days after the holiday guests have gone home and the decorations have been put away can be clarifying. Suddenly, rooms that have been crowded with people and gifts have …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Record number of Seattle homes sell for $1 million
A record number of homes in King County have sold for more than $1 million in 2016.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
More first-timers than expected are now buying homes, survey indicates
First-time buyers may be entering the U.S. home market in greater numbers than industry watchers had assumed.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Homebuilder sentiment rises in September as sales improve
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders has surged to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting a brighter outlook for sales now and into 2017
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate declines to 3.43 percent
g-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after rising for three straight weeks, continuing to lure prospective homebuyers.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Freddie Mac posts $993M profit in 2Q; paying $933M dividend
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $993 million for the second quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2015.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
New-home sales fall in March for third straight month
Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Average rate on 30-year mortgage steady at 3.71 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to slightly higher this week after declining the previous week.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.65 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.
Sun., Oct. 19, 2014
Spokane City Countil to consider registry for abandoned homes
The windows and doors are boarded with plywood, the siding is fading and falling off and the yard is littered with soggy mattresses. No crystal ball is needed to see …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
Your Place: Refinish hardwood floors once
Q. Is there any way to redo engineered floors? They are 12 years old and are showing wear, with pitting and scratches. They have been cleaned and polished with Bona …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
Tom Kelly: Consistent, low rates lifted housing market
Mortgage lenders are moaning that the refinance boom is over and the only way to make a profit in 2014 is to be successful in the new purchase business. I …
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013
Your place: Online tool may help with fridge repair
Q. I have a Maytag side-by-side refrigerator. The water dispenser is not dispensing. It starts dispensing and ends up a trickle. The ice maker is producing thin ice cubes. I …
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013
Giving front door a color boost makes strong first impression
When Tracy Proctor Williamson bought her house in Larchmont, N.Y., a year ago, it was “just a kind of dark and sad-looking building.” The front door and trim were a …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Tom Kelly: Well-decorated homes appeal to buyers no matter the season
The neighborhood kids all arrived, bundled in holiday scarves and hats, plus patent leather shoes usually reserved for weddings and Sunday Mass at St. Theresa’s. Our old house, a large …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Create holiday décor using favorite photos
The holidays are a great time to pull out the old photos and reminisce, but there’s no need to huddle around a dusty album. There are a variety of ways …