Stories tagged: real estate
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.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Seattle No. 1 in home-price growth again; starter homes require half of income
For the eighth straight month, Seattle is the hottest housing market in the country, with families looking for starter homes hit particularly hard by rising prices and a shortage of …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
U.S. pending home sales slip for third straight month
Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in May, the third straight monthly decline and evidence that a shortage of homes for sale has suppressed home-buying.
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.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal
Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired …
Sun., June 25, 2017
Making old spaces new
When HDG Architecture outgrew its rented quarters, partners Josh Hissong and Armando Hurtado decided it was time to buy their own building in downtown Spokane. They wanted to create interesting …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May
Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.
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.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Home sales up in May, but buyers face sharply rising prices
The May sales report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors shows a housing market unable to meet the demand from would-be buyers. Sales edged up 1.1 percent in …
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.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
U.S. mortgage rates blip higher
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged up this week as the benchmark 30-year rate bounced back from a seven-month low.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Idaho woman seeks compensation for leveled home
An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Property valuations delayed because of staffing shortage in Spokane County Assessor’s Office
Property valuations will be more than four months late this year because of a staffing shortage in the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Ever wanted to live in 2 nations at once? Here’s your chance
For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United States of America.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Kushners hunting hard for a loan to pay back Chinese investors
The Kushner family real estate company is seeking a $250 million loan to pay back Chinese investors in a New Jersey luxury tower but finding some major U.S. banks wary …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Affordable single-family homes becoming scarce in Bellingham
Bellingham’s housing market is going through the roof, driven by a surge in demand for single-family homes.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Multiple bids, quick sales characterize Spokane home sales market
For houses priced under $300,000 in Spokane and nearby Kootenai County, it’s a seller’s market. The inventory of homes for sale is expected to be tight for the foreseeable future.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.94 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower this week, as the key 30-year rate marked a new low for the year.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Seattle housing market tops nation in bidding wars and price gains
As Seattle tops the country for home price growth for the seventh straight month, the local real estate market has gotten so competitive that it’s now nearly impossible to avoid …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Landlords sue Seattle over law capping rental move-in fees
A landlord group is suing the city of Seattle over a new law that caps move-in fees for rental units.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
U.S. pending home sales fell again in April
Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
U.S. home prices increasing two times faster than wages
U.S. home prices climbed in March at the strongest rate in nearly three year as a dwindling supply of houses for sale is causing prices to significantly outpace income growth.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Tom Kelly: Re-entry into housing market requires vision
The best process to begin the selection of your next home and its geographic location involves creating the most detailed image you can by picturing yourself in it and all …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
Seattle Zestimates are off by $40,000; now hundreds of data crunchers vie to improve Zillow’s model
Long a source of complaints from , Zillow’s online valuations are far from perfect, the company acknowledges: For instance, according to its own data, the Zestimate on the typical single-family …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.95 percent, a 2017 low
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest levels of the year. The benchmark 30-year rate dipped below the key 4 percent mark.
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 …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
U.S. housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April
Construction of new homes fell for a second straight month in April, pushing activity to the lowest point in five months.
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 …