Stories tagged: real estate
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8 a.m.
Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate rises to 3.83 percent
Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, lifting the 30-year fixed mortgage from the lowest levels of 2017.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply
U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Fixed mortgage rates halt their downward march
Fixed mortgage rates’ downward march came to a halt this week.
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.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Pace of U.S. home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017
Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank 1.3 percent to their lowest level of the year.
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, 8:50 a.m.
Sales of new homes fell in July
Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports
China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms.
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 …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
U.S. pending home sales improved in June
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales.
Thu., July 27, 2017
Milbank: Kushner defense implies he’s over his head
The defense leaves one big question unanswered: Why is a man of such inexperience in charge of so much?
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
New-home sales improved modestly in June
U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties.
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, 7:44 a.m.
U.S. home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can’t find homes
Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June – causing the pace of sales to fall.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.