Stories tagged: housing
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Could Amazon’s HQ bombshell let the air out of Seattle’s housing and development boom?
Amazon has been blamed or praised – depending on your perspective – for Seattle’s historic real estate boom.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
U.S. pending home sales fell in July, 4th decline in 5 months
Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in July, the fourth decline in the past five months.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
City works to educate on upcoming housing voucher law
The city of Spokane is facing an uphill battle to educate landlords on a new law prohibiting discrimination against tenants based on the source of their income. Under the law, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Seattle to close one of its largest remaining homeless camps
Seattle city officials have ordered one of its largest remaining homeless encampments to be cleared.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Average U.S. mortgage rates stagnant; 30-year rate at yearly low
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking a new low for the year and its lowest point since last November.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Oregon homeless population increases 6 percent
A survey of Oregon’s homeless population shows the number of people living on the streets or in a shelter has jumped by 6 percent from two years ago.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration
California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Efforts helping Spokane’s homeless young adults
The city hit its goal in helping over 100 homeless youth in Spokane during a 100-day challenge this spring and summer, finding housing for
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Want to live like a Trump? President’s old home is on Airbnb
Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
King County home prices grow $100,000 in a year for first time; West Bellevue jumps 41 percent
For the first time ever, the median King County home price has grown more than $100,000 in just a year, a new grim milestone for buyers already dealing with the …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
New affordable housing on East Sprague seen among catalysts for transformation
Four years ago, an idea came out of Spokane City Hall to transform East Sprague. It’s beginning to work.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium
So many asylum seekers are crossing into Canada from the United States that Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been opened to house them.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Expensive in Seattle? Affordability debate for mayor’s race
Seattle voters will winnow a field of 21 mayoral candidates down to two on Tuesday when they start the process of picking a new leader for the booming city that’s …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
U.S. home prices reach record high for 6th straight month
U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Officials to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land
State and local officials have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps on private and public property.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Average U.S. mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.96 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after two straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Hundreds of units for Spokane’s homeless, in the forest
More than 300 units of affordable housing for the elderly, working and chronically homeless are coming up fast on property formerly owned by the Sisters of the Holy Names of …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
U.S. housing starts rebounded in June
Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.
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.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5 a.m.
Leaving the streets: Housing challenge gives homeless youth a shot at independent living
Spokane is in the final weeks of a challenge to house 100 homeless young people, ages 12 to 24, in 100 days. King and Pierce counties are also participating, with …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Black homeowners struggle as U.S. housing market recovers
The nation’s homeownership rate appears to be stabilizing as people rebound from the 2007 recession that left millions unemployed and home values underwater, according to the report by Harvard University’s …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Long-term mortgages rise to highest level since mid-May
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to highest level since mid-May.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
New Portland arrivals find ‘Go back to California’ graffiti
Oregonians have spent decades blaming Californians for increased traffic and other problems.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Construction spending flat in May
U.S. construction spending was flat in May with homebuilding falling again, even as buyers face climbing prices and a shortage of available properties on the market.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at new low
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the year.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Tacoma begins moving homeless to temporary shelters
Tacoma started helping homeless people move into the city’s first temporary emergency shelters.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Robust U.S. home price gains cool slightly in April
U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in April, though the increase slowed a bit from the previous two months.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has sent a proposal to the City Council aimed at reducing barriers to rental housing for people with criminal records.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Long-term mortgage rates slip this week
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Airbnb leasing enough office space in downtown Seattle for 300 workers
Airbnb is expanding in Seattle in a big way – moving out of temporary office space to a downtown building with enough space for 300 employees.