Stories tagged: real estate
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Akron home sells for $1 under Ohio’s new public auction law
vacant 92-year-old bungalow in Akron sold at a sheriff’s sale last month for just $1, a price made possible by a revision of Ohio law governing public auctions last year.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Seattle keeps crown as nation’s hottest housing market
For the second straight month, the Seattle area has topped the nation in home-price growth, even during what is normally a slow time of year for home sales.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, midnight
Tom Kelly: During a New Year visit a main-floor bedroom, bath come in handy
Hosting parents or older guests, especially those scheduled to stay overnight for the first time, requires particular preparation. Homey seasonal touches can make friends and family feel welcome, yet safety …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:31 a.m.
Long-term mortgage rates at highest levels since 2014
Long-term US mortgage rates climbed again this week, hitting the highest levels since 2014.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Mnuchin faces more heat from Democrats on OneWest foreclosures
Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin is facing growing pressure from Senate Democrats to account for his leadership of a bank accused of shoddy foreclosure practices.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
Existing home sales reach highest since February 2007
Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade, despite a deepening shortage of houses for sale.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
City turns to drones to market old Normandie maintenance property for sale
A retired U.S. Army helicopter pilot has agreed to perform pro bono drone work to market real estate that was bought in the 1800s to house maintenance equipment for the …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
Sold: Pristine Teton Range views in national park for $46 million
A deal between Wyoming and the Interior Department will help prevent a square mile of Grand Teton National Park from being developed by putting the property in federal hands.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, midnight
Job-loss insurance coverage can help cover mortgage payments
Job-loss insurance will pay an individual’s monthly mortgage payment, including principal, interest, taxes and any escrow impounds, should the insured become involuntarily unemployed. Self-employed and seasonal workers typically are not …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, midnight
The Dirt: Dry Fly distillery to open tasting room
Dry Fly Distillery plans to open a tasting room next to its Spokane operation by early spring.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 4:40 a.m.
U.S. home price gains lift household wealth to $90.2 trillion
A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.13 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election win, marking new highs for the year.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.
Whites-only covenants still exist in many mid-century Spokane neighborhoods
In more than 30 plats or subdivisions across Spokane County, covenants restricting home sales to whites still exist. They have no force of law, but would take individual action to …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
Seattle to open 3 new sites to house homeless
The city of Seattle has announced plans to open three new homeless camps early next year.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
Mortgage rates reach highs not seen in more than a year
Mortgage rates sustained their upward march this week without any indication that their trajectory will slow anytime soon.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
U.S. home prices rise again, hitting Great Recession peak, Case-Shiller says
U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Seattle area has biggest growth in home prices in U.S.
The Seattle area has the hottest housing market in the country – the first time in nine years that Seattle has led the United States in home-price growth.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Sales of new homes decline to four-month low in October
Purchases of new U.S. homes declined in October to a four-month low, showing the residential real estate market began to soften a month prior to a jump in borrowing costs.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8 a.m.
U.S. home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade
Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:28 a.m.
30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.94 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week, reflecting deep declines in U.S. government bond prices in the days after Donald Trump’s election victory.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
U.S. home construction jumps by largest amount in 34 years
Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
U.S. homebuilder confidence holds steady in November
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence held steady this month, though their expectations for sales into next year dimmed slightly.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.57 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Record number of Seattle homes sell for $1 million
A record number of homes in King County have sold for more than $1 million in 2016.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Sale of Otis Hotel, work on Montvale and Odd Fellows buildings raise hopes for western downtown Spokane
In the mid-2000s, developers along the western edge of downtown Spokane’s entertainment district were promising big things, including condos, street-level stores and refurbished rentals. But those promises mostly went by …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, midnight
How energy-efficient upgrades can increase your home’s value
Energy-efficient upgrades can not only shrink your utility bill; they can increase the value of your home. Homebuyers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of energy-efficient homes. In fact, …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Over half of Washington homes most at risk of wildfire are in Spokane area, report says
Over 18,000 single-family homes in the Spokane-Spokane Valley area are at high risk of damage from wildfire, with more than half of those rated at extreme risk. It would cost …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Trump opens hotel with a media circus – but few Washington VIPs
The grand opening of Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington on Wednesday was like no other ribbon-cutting of its kind. There was press in from as far away as Estonia. …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Inside the iHome: Apple helps builders pitch gizmo-packed houses
In a darkened master bedroom, David Kaiserman stood in shirtsleeves next to a turned-down king bed. “Good morning, Siri,” he said to the iPad in his hand, and the lights …