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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane-area apartment market favors renters

While Spokane’s economy slowly gains steam, one group that’s coming out ahead, so far anyway, is apartment renters. Renters across the Spokane region are finding they have plenty of apartments to choose from as builders of multifamily housing crank out hundreds of units a year. Despite all this activity, apartment rents are stable and much lower than those in the Seattle area, where rents are soaring.

Renting or buying is more than just a tax decision

The housing market is definitely on the uptick and rents are rising in most neighborhoods. There’s a tendency, however, by both landlords and salespersons to juggle numbers when they are trying to prove a point. I was reminded of that the other day when I received two pieces of information – one attempting to show the benefits of home ownership, the other the benefits of renting. Both left out important facts that might alter a consumer’s decision.

Apartment dwellers can be eco-friendly too

So you’re a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won’t splurge on solar panels. Don’t fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly.