Stories tagged: real estate
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
Redfin, in a recent report, indicated Spokane; Las Vegas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Orlando, Florida, will be the most attractive metros for homebuyers in the next decade because of affordability …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Spokane County’s housing market continued to be brisk last month with a lack of available homes for sale and the median closing price approaching $275,000.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Spokane’s housing market remains competitive, but homebuyers may have an easier time closing in 2020
Rosalind Weller had to find another home, and quickly. The landlord of the house Weller rented was putting the property on the market, making her a homebuyer for the first …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
FHA loans were created to encourage and help first-time homebuyers since the down payment for these mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration can be as low as 3.5 percent.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Thousands of California homeowners have lost their insurance policies as insurers pull out of areas that are at risk of fire damage or stop insuring homes altogether.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
U.S. sales of newly built homes increased 1.3% in November from the prior month, a sign that low mortgage rates are pushing up purchases as well as prices.
Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
WASHINGTON – Homebuying slumped in November, with some Americans priced out of the market by rising prices or constrained by a shortage of sales listings. The National Association of Realtors …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Although home sales dropped slightly in November from a year ago, it remains a seller’s market in Spokane County with low inventory and rising prices.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Signed contracts to buy homes fell 1.7% in October as number of available home dwindles.
Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
U.S. home prices increased modestly in September from a year ago, as roughly seven years of rising home values have hurt affordability.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Americans took advantage of lower mortgage rates and purchased more homes in October, though sales were held back by a shortage of available properties.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
U.S. mortgage rates turned down this week, lowering the cost of purchasing a home and supporting the housing market.
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
The metro area is becoming a mecca for housing affordability, having attracted the most interest from out-of-area homebuyers in the third quarter of any of the 100 U.S. cities evaluated …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
The Washington state Supreme Court has upheld a Seattle law that requires landlords to publicize their criteria for prospective renters and accept the first qualified applicant
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
Spokane County home sales increased in October, marking the second month in a row for year-over-year sales increases since 2018.
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Much of Spokane’s downtown railroad and industrial infrastructure was removed in preparation for Expo ’74. But some areas weren’t ready for redevelopment until after Spokane’s big moment on the world …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Home sales registered their first year-over-year increase in September for the first time since 2018, as sales picked up toward the end of the prime buying season.
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
New-construction permit values in Spokane County totaled more than $1 billion over the past year, marking the first time that dollar amount was exceeded since 2008.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000, up from a revised 666,000 in July. So far this year, sales …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: With soldiers back from World War I, city experiences shortage of housing – and jazz musicians
Spokane was experiencing an upsurge in demand for professional musicians, especially those who could play jazz.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
The Spokane County real estate market was bustling with activity in August, but not enough to drive up home sales, as persistently high demand and low inventory continued to be …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Developer Rob Brewster returned to Spokane to rebuild his reputation, but now those efforts appear largely stalled
With bills unpaid, utilities shut off and the passage of at least six months since any permits have been issued, Rob Brewster said he hasn’t over-promised or under-delivered on a …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
‘These properties are weird’: Investors, speculators, neighbors snap up unusual parcels at Spokane County tax auction
While previous buyers passed on 18 oddly shaped and nearly unbuildable tax title properties for sale at the county, a group of investors and adjacent landowners who showed up for …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
While the number of home sales in Spokane County dropped slightly in July, low inventory and high demand continued to push prices up.
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
A historic building that housed the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane for decades is being emptied of its tenants, but its future is unknown.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
The art of critiquing real estate flyers.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
U.S. new home sales rose at a modest pace in June but remained below sales levels earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market aren’t encouraging …
Tue., July 23, 2019
U.S. home sales tumbled 1.7% in June, with rising prices and a scarce supply locking out many Americans from ownership.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Realtor.com named Spokane the third-hottest housing market in the nation in April.