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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Mortgage rates boosted US home sales 1.3% in August

U.S. home sales rose 1.3% in August to the highest level in 17 months, as mortgage rates near historic lows have spurred a rush of home-buying.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

U.S. home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying.


U.S. home sales climbed 2.5% in May amid lower mortgage rates

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.

Pending home sales fell 1.5% in April

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.

U.S. new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

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 …


Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

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.


Pending U.S. home sales slip last month after big January gain

Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in February after a big gain the previous month.


U.S. existing-home sales jumped 11.8 percent in February

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.

Average sales price for Spokane-area homes hits $260K in February

Housing markets have cooled off in parts of the West Coast, but home prices continue to rise in Spokane County, where inventory remains tight.


New-home sales rose 3.7 percent in December

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.


Spokane-area home prices rose 12 percent in 2018

Spokane-area home prices rose in 2018 as a strong seller’s market persisted. The average sales price was $255,931.


U.S. pending home sales slipped 0.7 percent in November

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.


U.S. new-home sales fall in October, missing projections

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.


Spokane County home sales drop while sale price rises

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. home sales were flat in August

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 …


U.S. home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

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.

Average housing prices in Spokane County drop $10,000 in July

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 …


Finding the right house in Spokane’s competitive market: A tale of two families

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.


Finding the balance: Realistic expectations reduce stress of buying or selling

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 .


U.S. new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid

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 …


U.S. existing-home sales climbed 3 percent in February

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 …


February home sales in Spokane County up nearly 20 percent from a year ago

Spokane County’s February home sales dropped from the monthly record set in January, but still outpaced sales from a year ago.


Winter weather saps new-home sales 7.8 percent in January

Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, possibly dragged down again by bad weather.


Sales of U.S. homes fall year over year by most in 3

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 rise 22 percent in January

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.

Wages up by most in 8 years as U.S. adds a robust 200K jobs

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 …


U.S. home sales tumbled 3.6 percent in December

U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifled purchases.


Spokane County home sales dip in December; prices rise

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.

U.S. pending home sales rose a slight 0.2 percent in November

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 …


U.S. new home sales skyrocket 17.5 percent in November

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 …