Stories tagged: Residential real estate
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Spokane-area home prices rose in 2018 as a strong seller’s market persisted. The average sales price was $255,931.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
Spokane-area home prices continued their ascent in May, with the median sales price hitting $240,000.
Sat., April 28, 2018
Shopping for a house in Spokane has become competitive in the past couple of years. Demand is up, inventory is down, and prices are rising.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Homes continue to sell briskly in Spokane County, with the number of sales in October rising by nearly 20 percent over last year.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Spokane County home sales hit an all-time monthly record in June, with 944 properties sold. Sellers still have the upper hand, but there are hopeful signs for prospective buyers, Realtors …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
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.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
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 …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
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., Nov. 27, 2016
Adding a hot tub is a sure way to lure people to vacation-home rentals.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
We hear it all the time—a house is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. And in many neighborhoods, many people are paying a lot of money to …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
It’s been nearly 20 years since a slicker, reusable model replaced the one-time capital gains exclusion on the sale of one’s principal residence, yet the “new” law still perplexes many …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
What are the terms that housing industry experts expect to run with in the future? Have they found the words that are absolutely taboo when marketing to seniors and aging …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
If you do not have children, or feel they are not mature enough to head up a dorm-alternative household, there are still attractive rental possibilities for your potential property that …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
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 …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
Many second-homeowners - especially those in the full-time vacation rental business - are looking to purchase another property but often face stringent financing guidelines. The same challenges, even with historically …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
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 …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
The housing market in Spokane has heated up after years in the doldrums.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
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
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
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
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 22, 2016
Most real estate investors are familiar with tax-deferred exchanges. This practice allows the seller of an investment property to defer the gain on a sale by purchasing property of equal …
Sun., May 8, 2016
Memorial Day is right around the corner. The summer vacation season, coupled with the popularity of by-owner rental sites, has you ready to jump in to the rental industry. It’s …
Sun., May 1, 2016, 4 a.m.
What’s a home worth? The answer may differ, depending on whether you ask a buyer or seller.
Sun., April 17, 2016
The challenge of purchasing a home in a hot housing market has bolstered non-profit fund-raising efforts while boosting the dreams of potential homebuyers priced out of rapidly appreciating neighborhoods.
Sun., April 3, 2016
Sales of homes to and by foreigners or foreign property has become a popular topic in many neighborhoods and college towns.
Sun., March 20, 2016
If you are considering making your vacation home your permanent residence, or vice versa, you should begin planning for a change in primary residence status.
Sun., March 6, 2016
While consumers typically try to keep Individual Retirement Accounts geared to serve only retirement plans, terrific intentions sometimes have taken an alternate road.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016
If the reports of a major dusting of snow has you running to your favorite slope (or to a plane en route to warmer weather), don’t too get carried away …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
Sylvia Dunn stages homes for sale in a robust Spokane real estate market.