Stories tagged: home sales
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.
U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying.
Fri., June 21, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
U.S. home sales jumped 2.5% in May, as lower mortgage rates appeared to help buyers overcome affordability challenges.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Fewer Americans signed contracts on homes in April compared with the prior month, potentially signaling that rising prices have outweighed recent declines in mortgage rates.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 2:46 p.m.
Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp slowdown among the most expensive properties.
Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in February after a big gain the previous month.
Fri., March 22, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
U.S. home sales soared 11.8 percent in February, aided by accelerating wages and falling mortgage rates that are improving affordability.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Housing markets have cooled off in parts of the West Coast, but home prices continue to rise in Spokane County, where inventory remains tight.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes climbed in December to their highest pace in seven months, a sign that lower mortgage rates are helping the real estate market.
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.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices continued to squeeze would-be buyers out of the market.
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:17 p.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes fell in October to the weakest pace since March 2016 as rising borrowing costs and elevated prices keep buyers out of the market.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
The number of homes sold in Spokane County dropped during October but the average price increased to $264,000, as low inventories of residential properties continued to influence the market.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 – a level considered to be affordable for the middle class …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
Buying a home in Spokane County just got a little more affordable. Average prices dropped about $10,000 between June and July – a cool-down that local Realtors attributed to discouraged …
Sun., July 8, 2018
Two families talked to The Spokesman-Review about what it’s like to be house hunting this summer in Spokane’s competitive real estate market.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Buying or selling a house can be an emotionally fraught time. Having realistic expectations for the process reduces the stress, a local real estate agent says .
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:09 a.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent in a sign that buyer demand …
Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a …
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Spokane County’s February home sales dropped from the monthly record set in January, but still outpaced sales from a year ago.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 7:58 a.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, possibly dragged down again by bad weather.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Spokane County home sales got off to a rapid start in January, with a 22 percent gain in sales compared to a year ago.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, encouraging trends that suggest that the economy may accelerate …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifled purchases.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
The inventory of homes for sale in Spokane County remains tight, which is putting pressure on prices. The median sales price in December was $215,000.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Slightly more people signed contracts in November to buy homes – with pending sales rising just 0.2 percent as the housing market copes with a dwindling supply of …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6 percent in November.