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Stories tagged: housing

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

Efforts helping Spokane’s homeless young adults

The city hit its goal in helping over 100 homeless youth in Spokane during a 100-day challenge this spring and summer, finding housing for

Want to live like a Trump? President’s old home is on Airbnb

Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.

King County home prices grow $100,000 in a year for first time; West Bellevue jumps 41 percent

For the first time ever, the median King County home price has grown more than $100,000 in just a year, a new grim milestone for buyers already dealing with the …

New affordable housing on East Sprague seen among catalysts for transformation

Four years ago, an idea came out of Spokane City Hall to transform East Sprague. It’s beginning to work.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium

So many asylum seekers are crossing into Canada from the United States that Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been opened to house them.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Expensive in Seattle? Affordability debate for mayor’s race

Seattle voters will winnow a field of 21 mayoral candidates down to two on Tuesday when they start the process of picking a new leader for the booming city that’s …

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

U.S. home prices reach record high for 6th straight month

U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst.

Officials to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

State and local officials have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps on private and public property.

Average U.S. mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.96 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after two straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level.

Hundreds of units for Spokane’s homeless, in the forest

More than 300 units of affordable housing for the elderly, working and chronically homeless are coming up fast on property formerly owned by the Sisters of the Holy Names of …

U.S. housing starts rebounded in June

Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017

U.S. homebuilder sentiment declines in July

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, although their overall outlook remains positive.

Leaving the streets: Housing challenge gives homeless youth a shot at independent living

Spokane is in the final weeks of a challenge to house 100 homeless young people, ages 12 to 24, in 100 days. King and Pierce counties are also participating, with …

UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Black homeowners struggle as U.S. housing market recovers

The nation’s homeownership rate appears to be stabilizing as people rebound from the 2007 recession that left millions unemployed and home values underwater, according to the report by Harvard University’s …

Long-term mortgages rise to highest level since mid-May

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to highest level since mid-May.

New Portland arrivals find ‘Go back to California’ graffiti

Oregonians have spent decades blaming Californians for increased traffic and other problems.

Construction spending flat in May

U.S. construction spending was flat in May with homebuilding falling again, even as buyers face climbing prices and a shortage of available properties on the market.

Mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at new low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the year.

Tacoma begins moving homeless to temporary shelters

Tacoma started helping homeless people move into the city’s first temporary emergency shelters.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Robust U.S. home price gains cool slightly in April

U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in April, though the increase slowed a bit from the previous two months.

Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has sent a proposal to the City Council aimed at reducing barriers to rental housing for people with criminal records.

Long-term mortgage rates slip this week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.

Airbnb leasing enough office space in downtown Seattle for 300 workers

Airbnb is expanding in Seattle in a big way – moving out of temporary office space to a downtown building with enough space for 300 employees.

U.S. mortgage rates blip higher

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged up this week as the benchmark 30-year rate bounced back from a seven-month low.

Idaho woman seeks compensation for leveled home

An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it.

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months.

Report: Washington’s homeless population grew last year

Rough tallies of Washington’s homeless population showed an increase in the number of people living outdoors or in shelters and transitional housing, despite efforts to reduce homelessness.

Affordable single-family homes becoming scarce in Bellingham

Bellingham’s housing market is going through the roof, driven by a surge in demand for single-family homes.

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.94 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower this week, as the key 30-year rate marked a new low for the year.

Seattle housing market tops nation in bidding wars and price gains

As Seattle tops the country for home price growth for the seventh straight month, the local real estate market has gotten so competitive that it’s now nearly impossible to avoid …