Stories tagged: home buying
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020
WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week, remaining at historically low levels that has sparked demand for homes.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020
A popular personal finance website has reinforced what many homebuyers and observers of Spokane Valley real estate already know – it’s a great place to buy a home.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020
For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020
U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week though they remain at historically low levels. The key 30-year loan nudged toward 3%.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020
After 20 years of renting in Boston and later Spokane, Florence Mwangi decided it was time to try to purchase her first home. The 56-year-old caretaker, who came to the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020
Record low mortgage rates, low inventory, out-of-area buyers fueling demand for homes in Spokane County as median price exceeds $300,000 in July
Record low interest rates and lack of available homes on the market are continuing to fuel buyer demand in Spokane, pushing the median home price to more than $300,000 for …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020
U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week, pushing the key 30-year loan to a record low for the eighth time this year.
UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020
Domino’s Pizza is now offering carside delivery service, allowing customers to stay in their cars while one of the pizza company’s workers delivers their order to them.
UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020
WASHINGTON — US home construction rebounded 4.3% in May after steep declines caused by shutdowns due to the coronavirus.
UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020
U.S home prices were rising at a steady pace in February, before the viral outbreak shuttered much of the economy and caused a sharp decline in home sales.
Sat., April 27, 2019
If history teaches us anything, says Rob Higgins, executive officer of the Spokane Association Realtors, it’s that opportunity shouldn’t be spurned.
Sat., April 27, 2019
Buying a home has seldom been this easy, especially if you have a solid credit rating and aren’t hampered by student loans or other debt.
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018
Realtors say Zillow, other websites are inaccurate and confusing but lead buyers to those in the know
Zillow is a useful, if imperfect, tool for home hunters. But real estate agents aren’t really happy about its dominance, even if they recognize the role Zillow and other online …
Sun., March 19, 2017
Do personal notes have any success in a red-hot neighborhood for real estate? There is no specific data but they probably can’t hurt your case. It’s a good idea to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
Young people can face a lot of challenges when it comes to buying their first home – and that list may be growing. A house can seem far-fetched for someone …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes that could have huge implications for the average American’s finances. Since winning the election, Trump has yet to release many specifics …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
Wells Fargo & Co. reached a $50 million settlement this week with homeowners who alleged that the bank marked up home appraisal fees for borrowers who defaulted on their residential …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Spokane County’s housing market is one of the most affordable in the state for both middle-income families and first-time buyers, a new report says. The Housing Market Snapshot from the …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Home sales in Spokane during September maintained the overall market’s rebound, despite declines in average sales price and total homes sold in the month. Home sales fell to 497 in …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013
The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
Jeremy Magelky had three things going for him when he set out to sell his home. Home values were rising in Fargo, N.D., and there were few homes for sale …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Homeowners are opening their wallets. A rebound in the housing market has made them more willing to invest in renovations that could boost the value of their homes even more …
Sun., July 28, 2013
Nicki Long’s questions were simple and straightforward: “Who owns my loan?” the single woman asked. “Why is it such a big secret when you try to find out?”
Sun., June 2, 2013
We have friends who lived in the neighborhood for more than a decade then moved away to take jobs overseas. Now, they are planning to return and asked that we …
Sun., May 5, 2013
Our nephew, a high school teacher and coach in Southern California, decided to stop paying on his mortgage a year ago. Matt, 34, is still in the home.
Sun., April 21, 2013
Can your lender challenge loan data after closing? Credit has become tighter and lenders are spending more time verifying a borrower’s assets, especially for investors. But just how long is …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — So you just won the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what? Perhaps it’s time for a tropical vacation or a …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota inmate was executed Tuesday night for the 1990 rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl who disappeared after leaving her home to …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, …