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Sales Of Existing Homes Plunge To Three-Year Low April Drop Raises New Concerns About Economic Slowdown

Sales of previously-owned homes fell during April to the lowest level in almost three years, suggesting that lower mortgage rates may not be enough to keep the U.S. economy from …


Hearing Examiners Consider 179-Home Project

Land use Spokane County hearing examiners will consider today whether to allow 179 houses where 58 normally would be allowed.


City May Cut Speed Limit On Some Arterials

Transportation City Traffic Engineer Bruce Steele’s office is readying a proposal to the City Council that would reduce the speed limit on certain collector arterials from 30 to 25. He …


Sister Zoe Continues To Reach Out, Finding New Ways To Use Her Mothering Instincts

Sister Zoe Nasset is a dreamer, and as she says, a talker. Her dream is to build an inter-generational community of transitional housing. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Latest Economic Reports Suggest Economy On Track For Soft Landing

Fresh reports show labor costs rising at the slowest pace on record, consumer confidence in the economy jumping to a five-year high and falling mortgage rates helping to revive sales …


Housing Starts Hit Two-Year Low Soggy Weather Blamed For 20.7% Plunge In West

Construction of new homes fell in March to the lowest level in two years as builders paused for lower mortgage rates to pare inventories and for the West Coast to …


‘Apartment Dwellers’ Under Bridge Evicted City Cleans Out Area After Transients Leave Well-Equipped Camp

City workers Shane Warner and Craig Dowdy remove transient camp. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


New Apartments To Aid Those Who Need It Most

Ann Finke will manage the apartments. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Home Sales On High End Make Valley Prices Tops

The MeadowWood development near Liberty Lake, where average home price is $160,000, is rapidly filling in. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Overpricing Slows Sales Of Homes In February

Escalating prices caused single family home sales for Spokane County in February to decrease 36 percent from a year ago, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors. The total number …


The Challenge: Affordable Homes As Demand Increases, Builders Are Refocusing Their Attention

Steve and Kathy Leonard bought this Post Falls rancher. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Apartment Hunters See Wider Selection In Sluggish Market

Renters looking for Valley apartments shouldn’t have trouble finding deals in the classified advertisements.


City Council Extends Moratorium On Further Housing Developments

In/Around: Five Mile Prairie Five Mile Prairie has been given a bit more development-free time. The Spokane City Council this week voted unanimously to extend the prairie’s housing moratorium through …


Granny Flats May Be Forced On City Advocacy Group For Disabled Wants State Growth Mandates Enforced

(For the record Friday, February 17, 1995): Jim Bamberger is a member of the Spokane City Plan Commission. A story on accessory dwelling units published in Thursday’s Spokesman-Review reported his …


Renters, Landlords Both Squeezed By Shortage Of Affordable Housing

A shortage of affordable housing in Spokane and Kootenai counties has created a worst-case scenario in which property owners’ profits are shrinking and low-income residents can’t find a place to …


Building Together City, Job Corps Team Up To Remodel Home For Low-Income Family

Sawdust flies as Nat Hoover and his crew build a deck. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


County May Change Manufactured Home Zoning

A new manufactured home in Armstrong Estates off Valleyway. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


WSU Makes Plans To Add More Housing First Priority Would Be To Build A 600-Unit Residential Hall

Off Stadium Way, on a hillside where Washington State University researchers once grew apples, would sprout 100 student apartments. At the campus’s south entrance, where World War II veterans lived …