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Home sales rise 9.4 pct in Sept., beats forecast

Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.


Discipline beats odds for real estate agents

When Jesse Anglen told his friends and family that he was thinking about a career change earlier this year, his choice had them asking, “Are you crazy?” In the midst …


Housing markets rally for rebound

New figures on U.S. housing sales indicate the housing market may be starting to rebound, and recent sales figures in Spokane and Kootenai counties suggest the local housing market is …


Housing markets begin to stabilize

Two newly released figures on housing sales nationwide indicate the housing market may be starting to rebound, and recent sales figures in Spokane and Kootenai counties seem to show that …


Home prices, sales saw gains in June

Home prices in Spokane County last month reached their highest level so far this year, according to figures released Thursday by the Spokane Association of Realtors. After weakening in April …


May housing construction jumps nearly 20 percent

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes jumped in May by the largest amount in three months, an encouraging sign that the nation’s deep housing recession was beginning to bottom out.


Foreclosures oust renters from homes

Stefanie Tietge has been faithfully paying the rent. Her landlord can’t say the same thing about the mortgage, though, so the Spokane Valley home where Tietge, her fiancé and their …


Renters in foreclosed homes feel the pinch

Stefanie Tietge has been faithfully paying the rent. Her landlord can’t say the same thing about the mortgage, though, so the Spokane Valley home where Tietge, her fiance and their …


Pending home sales jumped in April, but danger signs remain

The number of U.S. homebuyers who agreed to buy a previously occupied home took the largest monthly jump in nearly eight years in April, but there are still plenty of …


Kootenai foreclosures up

Foreclosures in Kootenai County accelerated in April, jumping 52 percent over March levels and to a level more than fourfold that of last April, according to statistics released Wednesday by …


Housing bargains abound in devastated Florida market

Welcome to Florida: sun, surf, and loads of property at fire-sale prices. Want a house that looks like a million but costs thousands less? Florida has ’em. A duplex for …


March home sales figures are mixed

Homebuyers shrugged off economic worries and pounced on sharply discounted foreclosed homes in California, Nevada and Arizona, driving up sales last month in the West, according to two reports released …


For renters, homes grow harder to come by

NEW YORK – Jeffrey Myers can’t make the rent – by himself. He works part time at UPS and as a freelance photographer, but the $2,200 he pulls in a …


Sales of second homes off 22 percent

Sales of vacation and investment homes slid 22 percent last year, a sign that tough economic conditions and tight lending requirements shut out buyers, the National Association of Realtors reported …


Home sales rising in West

Sales of previously occupied homes in the West climbed in February as low mortgage rates and cheap foreclosed properties drew in many first-time buyers and investors, according to two reports …


Business in brief: Canadian retailer buys Sportsman’s Warehouse stores

One of Canada’s larger retailers, UFA Cooperative, has bought Sportsman’s Warehouse outdoor outfitters stores in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Valley. Stuart Utgaard, CEO of Utah-based Sportsman’s Warehouse, said the company …


Home prices holding in Spokane

The lingering effects of the early winter snow onslaught weighed on the Spokane residential real estate market in January. Sales volume fell considerably, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors, …


Foreclosures fueling home sales in parts of West

Home sales in the Western U.S. surged in January as first-time homebuyers, real estate investors and others seized on bargain-priced foreclosed homes in California, Nevada and Arizona, according to two …


Spokane home sales down, but prices holding

The lingering effects of the early winter snow onslaught weighed on the Spokane residential real estate market in January.


Values depreciated at record rate

NEW YORK – Home prices tumbled by the worst annual rate on record in the fourth quarter, two housing indexes showed Tuesday, and the slope of decline steepened in all …


Foreclosure crisis hits close to home

When it comes to foreclosures – just as with the real estate market in general – the Inland Northwest has a split personality.


Region feels the economy’s pain

Recession, layoffs, falling real estate prices, failing banks, unprecedented federal bailouts, plunging stock values and a roller coaster ride for gasoline prices made front-page news nationally and across the Inland …


In a down market

What some North Idaho residential real estate observers early this year thought would be a momentary market correction has turned into a different beast. With a national economic crisis hurting …


Builder, developer battling over CdA lofts

A Spokane construction firm and an affiliate of Black Rock Development are tangling over payment for work on a Coeur d’Alene waterfront condominium project. Walker Construction Inc. alleges River House …


Home builders tour draws all sorts

Buddy and Lauri Aguiar had visited more than a dozen homes when they parked their Lexus SUV in front of a $745,000 townhouse on the hills overlooking Spokane Valley. The …


Home fulfills ‘triple-bottom line’

The man who oversaw renovation of two downtown edifices with environmentally friendly features and an aim to build community is bringing those philosophies home. To be precise, he is using …


South Hill mansion up for sale

Spokane sports team owner Bobby Brett has put his seven-bedroom South Hill mansion – one of the largest homes in Spokane County – on the market. What would a buyer …


Couple take flip approach to home sale

It was supposed to be their dream home. Chuck and Barb Rathbun bought the blue, three-bedroom, modern rancher on Five Mile Prairie last year with plans to downsize and retire …


Apartment expansion under way

A Spokane developer is breaking ground on a 78-unit expansion to the Beau Rivage Apartments off Upriver Drive. Rudeen Development LLC intends to build the structures over eight to 10 …


Housing slowdown hits N. Idaho

Home sales slowed and average sale prices dropped across much of North Idaho during the six months ending in April, compared with the same period a year earlier, new data …