Stories tagged: housing
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
The Dirt: Catholic Charities to build apartments for homeless families in Spokane Valley
Catholic Charities Spokane plans to start a project in about a month to build a $10.2 million, 51-unit apartment complex for homeless families.
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s real estate market is (finally) hot
Don’t look now, but things have gotten kind of hot – positively hot-ish – in the Spokane home market.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.50 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its highest level since June. Rates remain at historically low levels, however.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, midnight
Back-to-school dorm option could make sense
Back to school means back to the books—including the family checkbook. If you are ready to drop your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter in a college environment, tuition and room-and-board …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.46 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week amid expectations in financial markets that an increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve may be on the horizon. Mortgage rates remain …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
U.S. construction spending unchanged in July
U.S. construction spending was unchanged in July as weakness in spending on government projects offset gains in home building and the strongest month for non-residential construction on record.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
U.S. home prices rise in June at slowest pace in 10 months
U.S. home prices rose modestly in June, pushed up by strong sales and a limited supply of available properties.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.43 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn’t budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, midnight
Making extra mortgage payments can pay off, but should you?
It’s a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 10 p.m.
In flood-stricken Louisiana, housing crisis looms
With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, midnight
How the priciest home on the market in Seattle got a $0 property tax bill
The priciest home now for sale in Seattle is a stunner: A $15 million historic mansion upgraded with sleek modern features and gorgeous views atop Capitol Hill. But one of …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Seattle rental prices overtake Honolulu cost of living
You may not have the surf, Seattle, but you did just beat Honolulu when it comes to renting an apartment. Zumper, an apartment rental website, released its national rent report …
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.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Home ownership in U.K. at lowest level in 30 years
A new study has found that the proportion of people owning their homes in England has fallen to its lowest level in thirty years.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
Seattle real estate offers break from Bay Area
When my girlfriend and I first moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Seattle last year and told people we had been priced out of California, I got the …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America open two new high-rises for the homeless
One hundred chronically homeless people in Spokane will soon have an apartment to call their own. On Thursday, Catholic Charities of Spokane and Volunteers of America celebrated the opening of …
Sun., July 24, 2016, midnight
Still-low mortgage rates ushering new refi wave
The last time Mark McCollam refinanced the loan on his three-bedroom house in Los Angeles, he figured mortgage rates would only head higher from there. He was wrong. Not that …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Washington state invalidates common mortgage provision
Laura Jordan came home from work one day to find herself locked out. She had missed two mortgage payments, and the company servicing her loan had changed the locks without …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Record-low U.S. Treasury yield points to rising economic fears
Fear and uncertainty about the global economy are leading investors to embrace the relative safety of U.S. government debt and slashing yields to record lows.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Average US 30-year mortgage falls to 3.48 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid to new lows for the year this week amid market upheaval stoked by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Rates are at three-year lows …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Housing market heats up in Spokane after years in the doldrums
The housing market in Spokane has heated up after years in the doldrums.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Home prices rising faster in Washington than in any other state
It’s not just Seattle that’s seeing eye-popping housing costs: Across Washington, home prices are rising faster than in any state in the country – the first time that’s happened in …
Sun., June 19, 2016, midnight
Tom Kelly: Appraisals lag in a hot housing market
Residential inventories might be on the rise in some neighborhoods but you would never know it by the number of offers on some well presented listings. Regardless of what ultimate …
Sun., June 19, 2016, midnight
Portland votes to foreclose on “Zombie homes” for first time in 50 years
The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called “zombie homes” for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with …
Sun., June 5, 2016, midnight
Tom Kelly: The busiest time to move has arrived
School soon will be out and many kids will be on the move—many back to the folks’ house. While Mom and Dad might have room for some of their stuff, …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Small Talk: Agents say real estate market isn’t as fun as it used to be
Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that’s still trying to recover a decade after its historic collapse.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.58 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed this week at or near their lows for the year.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Washington home prices up 8.1 percent over last year
Housing prices across the state continued to rise in the first quarter of 2016, driven by a low supply of homes for sale