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  • Tom Kelly: The dangers of owning a long-distance retreat

    If you snooze, you lose. It’s right up there behind Murphy’s Law as one of the surest things in life.


  • Housing activity boosts March hiring in Idaho

    Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in March, thanks in part to increased housing market activity.


  • Stronger housing market boosts Potlatch earnings

    Potlatch Corp.’s income grew by 27 percent last year and the Spokane-based company is expecting another strong year in 2015, based on continuing recovery in the U.S. housing market, officials …


  • Housing market moves toward gains

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – The housing market – staggering under a slow economy and still paying for the excesses of the boom years – may start to stir to life in …


  • Use the winter housing market to your advantage

    Just your luck — you have to sell your home in winter, the slowest and dreariest sales season of all. But cheer up. You can use staging, the reduced competition …


  • Processing delays, not recovery, cited for drop in repossessions

    LOS ANGELES – Fewer Americans had their homes repossessed by banks or were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments in April compared to a year ago. …


  • Spokane County foreclosures rise; Kootenai County down

    Foreclosure filings on Spokane County homes rose to 252 in April, the highest number since October, RealtyTrac reported today. Banks took ownership of 84 homes and issued notices of foreclosure …


  • Recent home-price gains starting to vanish

    LOS ANGELES — The home price gains made after the housing market bottomed in spring 2009 have vanished, with 10 cities posting fresh lows in February, according to a closely …


  • Real estate market deep in high-end homes

    In 2002, there were four North Idaho homes listed for sale at more than $1 million. Just two sold. But it was a start.


  • Awaiting a ‘lost decade’ for housing market

    NEW YORK – The slide in U.S. home prices may have another three years to go as sellers add as many as 12 million more properties to the market. Shadow …


  • 2009 a terrible year for Western lumber production

    The Western lumber industry had its worst year in 2009 since records have been kept and the outlook for this year is even more dismal.


  • Uncertainties blamed for drop-off in Spokane home sales

    Economic and political unknowns are slowing Spokane home sales much as they have in the rest of the United States, the president-elect of the Spokane Association of Realtors said today.


  • 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 …


  • Foreclosures drive home sales in Kootenai County

    Slightly more than one out of three homes sold in Kootenai County during the first quarter of 2010 was in foreclosure or already bank-owned, according to RealtyTrac.


  • House OKs homebuyer tax credit extension

    WASHINGTON — Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House on Tuesday. …


  • 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 …


  • Bright idea in a gloomy market

    Like a lot of homeowners trying to sell, Jennifer Crouch has had a quiet six months – no offers for the blue four-bedroom home she first listed last winter. So …


  • End of tax credit vexes already struggling market

    WASHINGTON – The housing market may be on the verge of taking another plunge that could weaken the broader economic recovery. Sales of previously occupied homes dipped in May, even …


  • 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 …


  • January existing home sales drop 0.6 percent nationally

    Sales of existing homes in the U.S. fell for a third straight month in February, pushing sales down to the lowest level since last July. There is concern the fragile …


  • U.S. home building slows again

    WASHINGTON – The budding economic recovery isn’t getting much help from the home-building industry, which normally creates jobs and drives growth when a recession ends. Uncertainty over whether a homebuyer …


  • 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 …


  • House permit applications fell last month

    WASHINGTON – Applications for home building permits, a key gauge of future construction, fell in September by the largest amount in five months – a discouraging sign for the housing …


  • New home sales rise 0.7 percent nationally in August

    WASHINGTON — New home sales rose a tepid 0.7 percent last month, missing Wall Street expectations and providing more evidence the housing market recovery remains tentative.


  • Home building continues streak

    WASHINGTON – Construction of new single-family homes rose for the fifth-straight month in July as more buyers walked into model homes ready to sign contracts, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. …


  • Pending home sales jumped in April, but danger signs remain

    The number of U.S. homebuyers who agreed to buy a previously occupied home took the largest monthly jump in nearly eight years in April, but there are still plenty of …


  • Steep skid in housing starts

    WASHINGTON — Struggling homebuilders cut back even more than expected last month, sending the construction of new homes plummeting in November by the largest amount in almost a quarter-century. New …


  • Cash squeeze dooms builder

    The homebuilder for an upscale Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community near Sandpoint is dissolving its business after failing to sell any speculative or custom-built homes in the past year. The …

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