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Service Team refurbishes old homes for new use

Construction trainees are transforming the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Cook Street from eyesore into a potential minicampus. Two sagging homes on the southwest corner have been connected, and remodeling …


Real estate bust affects everyone

Evidence of the worst recession in decades is apparent in almost any direction around Kootenai County. From the northern routes along Government Way to the midtown thoroughfares in Post Falls …


Kendall Yards given qualified approval for first phase of development plan

Spokane Hearing Examiner Greg Smith on Friday approved the first phase of the revised development plan for Kendall Yards – but with a lengthy list of conditions. He also called …


Spokane home sales improve in February

Home sales in Spokane County improved in February for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors.


Eighth is enough

New vacation homes are being built slope-side at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, with three bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, large decks and picture windows offering dramatic views of Lake Pend Oreille, all …


Oversupply will hold down region’s prices, Realtors say

The large number of unsold homes in Spokane and Kootenai counties will keep the pressure on home prices this year, real estate industry officials said Thursday at an annual real …


Home sales stay up

Home sales exceeded year-ago levels for the fourth consecutive month in January, but prices continued to weaken and inventory increased. There were 177 closed sales for the month, according to …


Tomlinson Real Estate offices join Coldwell Banker

Tomlinson Real Estate Group Spokane offices Wednesday became affiliates of Coldwell Banker, in the process becoming the national company’s third largest member.


Spokane County ranks low for foreclosures in 2009

The foreclosure rate last year in Spokane County ranked among the lowest in the United States, according to statistics released Thursday by RealtyTrac, which markets foreclosed properties nationally.


Poised for recovery, economy is lurching forward

Americans are feeling better about the economy, home prices are on the rise and companies are forecasting a brighter 2010.


Realtor economist sees ‘fear factor’ going away in ’10

While most housing analysts believe there will be no double-dip recession, the number of foreclosures will continue to hound the industry in 2010. “The only guys predicting a double-dip recession …


Out-of-state investors bring suit alleging fraud

A group of California investors has accused a pair of Spokane real estate developers of using a sophisticated scheme that tricked them out of tens of thousands of dollars and …


Home resales in West post 30 percent annual gain

Home sales jumped 30 percent in the Western region of the country in November, driven largely by first-time buyers racing to qualify for a tax credit that was set to …


Tax credit of $6,500 not likely to motivate people to switch homes

When President Barack Obama signed into law the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, it extended the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit as well as offering a …


30-year mortgage rate hits all-time low

The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped to a record low of 4.71 percent this week, pushed down by an aggressive government campaign to reduce borrowing costs.


Spokane home values rise slightly

Home values in the Spokane area are running 2 percent below last year, though they’ve made modest gains in recent months, according to a quarterly report from the real estate …


Zillow: Spokane home values lower than last year but improving

Home values in the Spokane area are running 2 percent below last year, though they’ve made modest gains in recent months, according to a quarterly report from the real-estate website …


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 …