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Spokane County Home Sales Increase 20% Over April 1995

Home sales in Spokane County sped up in April, outpacing March and topping last April by more than 20 percent. The Spokane Association of Realtor’s Multiple Listing Service reported 473 …


Rising Interest Rates Cut Home Sales

Rising mortgage rates caught up with home buyers in March, reducing sales of new houses by 7.6 percent to the lowest level in 10 months. But analysts noted the March …


Spokane Home Sales Slide A Little In March But First Quarter Remains Strong

Spokane home sales dipped slightly in March, but not enough to dampen a strong first quarter. Twelve fewer homes - 345 total - were sold this March compared with last …


New Homes Catering To First-Time Buyers

Real estate Home builders in the Valley are starting to turn their attention to affordable digs. A combination of low interest rates drawing new buyers and thriftiness taking hold of …


Home Prices Strengthen Nationwide

Existing home prices rose in every region except the Northeast last year as falling mortgage rates boosted consumer demand, a real estate trade group reported Wednesday. But although the Midwest, …


Spokane Home Sales Jump 34% In January

Low interest rates and stable prices boosted January home sales in Spokane County 34 percent above the same month last year. “Having the two in conjunction with each other doesn’t …


Complex Comfort Concentration Of Apartments In Northeast Region Is Already High, And Is Going To Get Much Higher In Coming Years

Cedar Creek Village resident Chris Balocco takes advantage of the apartment complex’s gym equipment. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Seattle Park Backers Will Try Again Voters Rejected Proposal; New Version Will Be Scaled Back

The board of directors for the Committee for the Seattle Commons has voted to try to get the measure on the ballot again next year. City voters on Sept. 19 …


Tri-Cities Home Prices Plunge Sharp Decline There Contrasts With 4.6% Increase Nationwide

The Tri-Cities posted the worst decline in home prices in the nation in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors. As recently as late 1993, the TriCities …


City Will Widen Half-Mile Stretch Of Magnesium Road

Plans are being completed by city engineers to improve Magnesium Road between Division and Dakota streets. The project involves widening the the half-mile-long stretch of Magnesium to 44 feet. Sidewalks …


Kootenai County Home Sales Dipped 5 Percent In October

The Kootenai County home sales market fell off its pace in October, ending a surprising rebound felt through August and September. Home sales dropped 5 percent compared with the number …


Combined Effort Puts Women Into Homes Of Their Own

Two years ago, Pam Madson and Nancy Fisher had little more than a prayer of getting a new house. Last week, with a prayer, the two single mothers were handed …


Interest Rates Fuel National Sales

Low mortgage rates helped push sales of previously owned homes in July to the highest level in more than a year as the housing industry continued to rebound from a …


Spokane Home Sales Hold Steady; Prices Climb 2.5 Percent Housing Market Leveling Out After Slumping Earlier This Year

Talk about parity. July housing sales in Spokane County were exactly on par with those of July 1994. In both months, 462 homes were sold. The only difference between the …


Tenants Won’t Face Olympic Evictions

An apartment management company accused of rent-gouging dropped a plan Wednesday that would have forced residents either to pay $3,000 a month rent during the Olympics or be evicted. Instead, …


New Homes In A Hurry Company Builds Affordable Houses In Two Weeks, Finds They Sell Even Faster

1. Rapid growth With prices as low as $69,000, the houses at Harmony Place, each build in about 13 days, are afilling a need for affordable housing in the area. …


Better Homes Strapped Homeowners Get Help Making Improvements Through A Federal Loan Program

1. Davie Weinert has a large new window in his basement room, thanks to a federally funded home rehabilitation program administered by the city. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Proposed Subdivision Shot Down Commissioners Reject 55-Acre Ranch Aero Project Because Developers Want To Keep Airstrip Open

A proposed 55-acre subdivision near Garwood was rejected by Kootenai County commissioners Wednesday because the developers wanted to keep a private airstrip open as part of the project. Commissioners were …


June Spokane Home Sales Continue Trend Of Decline

FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: The number of homes sold in Spokane County from January to June 1995 is 2,082. In the same period last year, 2,859 homes were sold. A …


Kootenai County Home Sales Drop

The Kootenai County home sales market continues its decline from 1994’s record pace. Sales dropped 16 percent in June compared to last year. At the halfway point of 1995, the …


Thwarted Developers Sue City They Claim Apartment Complex Unlawfully Blocked

Claiming the city unlawfully blocked their controversial apartment project, Mission Springs developers filed a lawsuit against Spokane and the City Council in Superior Court on Monday. “We feel the City …


Sales Of New Homes Surge 19.9 Percent

Sales of new homes in May posted the steepest advance in more than three years, lessening the possibility the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates next week. In a separate …


Home Sales Rebound With Rate Decline

The lowest mortgage rates in more than a year pulled prospective home buyers back into the market in May. Existing home sales rebounded by 4.7 percent from the lowest level …


Mansion Has Welcome Mat For Visitors At Home Show

Larry Barcellos, right, and his son, Larry Barcellos Jr., built the $1.75 million home that will be on display for the Showcase of Homes. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Building Character Upscale Grapetree Development Shows A Return To Traditional Craftsmanship

1. Architect Glen Cloninger, left, and builder Dave Mark hope to recreate the mood of Spokane’s distinguished old neighborhoods. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 2. Garages in Grapetree are tucked …


Look At Your Home Through E Of A Buyer

Emotional ties can bind - and blind - when it’s time to sell your home. For many people, especially those with custom-built homes or families, letting go of a property …


City Must Permit Granny Flats, State Board Rules City Council Members Have Until Sept. 6 To Pass An Ordinance Or Face Losing Money

Spokane has no choice but to make room for granny. A state board ruled Tuesday the city must let homeowners build small apartments - commonly known as granny flats - …


High-Priced Homes Pose Big Dilemma Collective Efforts Favored To Overcome Serious Problem

Lenders and housing advocates gathered in Spokane Thursday to discuss a topic more confounding than the federal budget deficit. How do communities provide affordable housing when the government’s ability to …


Rules Called Too Tough On Addicts Feds Withdraw Support For Safe, Sober Apartment

1. (Color) Charles Washington wants to live in a clean and sober environment. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review 2. Ann Finke manages the Commercial Building. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Some Idaho Homeowners May Be Entitled To Refunds

Thousands of Idaho homeowners may be entitled to refunds under new rules governing escrow accounts. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development began enforcing rules giving homeowners …