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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Choosing to own: Low rates, down payments mean first-time homebuyers have options

Kieley Fox had had enough of cycling through rentals and living with her parents. The 41-year-old single mother found out she was pre-approved for a line of credit that enabled …


Staging, market research, Realtor relationship keys to selling home quickly

Lisa Lewis is selling her third home in 10 years. So, what’s her advice to ensure a seamless home-selling process?


The Condominium conundrum: Washington state law effectively eliminates construction of the affordable-housing option in Spokane and elswhere

A Washington state law has had the unintended consequence of squelching condo development across the state, including in Spokane for developers, who see them as an affordable-housing option in a …


Finding the perfect house may be difficult, but financing has never been easier

Buying a home has seldom been this easy, especially if you have a solid credit rating and aren’t hampered by student loans or other debt.


Potential homebuyers stay out of the market for many reasons, but it comes with a cost

If history teaches us anything, says Rob Higgins, executive officer of the Spokane Association Realtors, it’s that opportunity shouldn’t be spurned.


First-time homebuyers met with few housing options in seller’s market; Spokane officials offer potential fixes

First-time homebuyers in Spokane County face a market full of potential opponents in bidding wars and few houses available at an affordable price. What should, and have, local policymakers done …


Benefits of open house showing many

Local brokers say while more people are searching for homes online, having an open house remains beneficial for sellers.


From building to selling and buying, technology’s impact on housing market widespread

Technology is revolutionizing the real estate industry by making it easier for consumers to buy and sell homes, take virtual tours of properties, compare prices or obtain a home loan.


Sellers remain at an advantage in Spokane-area housing market

Spokane’s real estate market continues to remain very active with low inventory, high demand and rising home prices. It’s a seller’s market and that is likely to continue across the …


Do you take that offer on your house? Here are some guidelines.

Homeowners must consider an offer in the context of market conditions to determine whether to accept, decline or negotiate.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Selling yourself on selling your own home may be easy, but the reality isn’t

Demand is up, supply is down, Spokane is a seller’s market and the time’s right for homeowners who want to sell. That may inspire some to hitch up their shirtsleeves …