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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Spokane Realtors holding open house event this weekend

Many Spokane-area homes are opening doors for visitors Saturday and Sunday for the ninth annual Spokane Realtors Open House Weekend.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 2:43 p.m.

The Falls development on north river bank to have three towers, plans state

The Falls project on the north bank of the Spokane River will have three towers, according to plans filed with the city’s Design Review Board.


Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp slowdown among the most expensive properties.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Spokane County home sales take dramatic drop in March

While home prices in Spokane County were on the upswing in March, sales dropped dramatically compared to last year.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Instagram Spokane: Local businesses are picturing profits with social media platform

More and more Spokane businesses and organizations are finding ways to incorporate the visual platform into their marketing strategies.


Pending U.S. home sales slip last month after big January gain

Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in February after a big gain the previous month.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Washington Trust to buy downtown Spokane’s Wells Fargo building

The sale isn’t expected to be final until April, and the sale price was not disclosed. The 192,000-square-foot building, which is assessed at $21 million, is owned by Inland Northwest …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Spokane selected as among Top 100 best places to live in 2019

Spokane again has made a national ranking – this time as a top place to live for its affordability, job opportunities and recreational options.


Once-sleepy West Plains towns consider pushing boundaries

Officials in Airway Heights and Cheney are considering if they should push to expand their urban-growth boundaries.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

Assisted-living center in Coeur d’Alene expands

The Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene, an assisted-living facility, has completed an expansion.


Taking the cash: Luxury raffle winners usually decline ‘sizzle’

The big fundraiser at our parish raffle every year was a new car “donated” by a local dealer. The pastor said the winner usually decided to take the cash alternative …


Pullman Airbnb operator claims city short-term rental codes – or lack thereof – forced her to cancel $35K in reservations

When Pullman resident Tami Grady purchased a home last year, she thought it would be a good option to transform it into a short-term rental that provides lodging for travelers …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Seattle-area home prices drop to lowest point in two years – down $116,000 since last spring

King County’s cooling housing market has turned downright chilly as prices have dropped to their lowest point in two years – with the median home now selling for $116,000 less …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

U.S. mortgage rates fall to 10-month low; 30-year 4.41 pct.

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to a 10-month low, spurring on potential homebuyers for the upcoming season.


CEOs of Seattle area’s biggest companies: We need more housing for the middle class

The CEOs of the Seattle metro’s largest businesses – from Amazon and Boeing to Starbucks and Nordstrom – are pushing for more housing for middle-income workers at a time when …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

How accurate are Zestimates? Zillow awards $1M to trio for improving them

Zillow’s estimate of a home’s value, called the Zestimate, can be powerful: Some homeowners track them like a stock, and when it gets to a certain point, they may decide …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 6:10 a.m.

Spokane Valley residents seek zoning changes to limit development of duplexes, apartments and town homes in residential neighborhoods

A proposal by a group of Spokane Valley residents to tighten city regulations and limit the number of duplexes, town homes and cottages is gaining momentum and could be heard …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

For Gonzaga University, prime real estate in dowtown Seattle was just too good to sell

Gonzaga University recently announced it would lease land to a developer to build a 17-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle. But don’t expect the Jesuit school to expand its footprint …


The Dirt: $6 million business park to be in north Spokane

The $2.9 million project on the southwest corner of the intersection will also have a 4,300-square-foot convenience store.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

$6 million business park to be in north Spokane

The project – Lyons Business Park – calls for construction of three buildings on more than 4 acres at 6510 N. Lidgerwood Ave., according to plans filed with the city.


New business park filling up in Spokane Valley

For real estate investor Tom Andersen, the Tapa Business Park in Spokane Valley is described as a “field of dreams” project.


Avista, Amazon fulfillment dominate local business coverage in 2018

Avista’s proposed sale to a Canadian utility and Amazon’s fulfillment center in the West Plains dominated local business news in 2018.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

WeWork keeps pushing. Now landlords and rivals are pushing back.

WeWork Cos. is increasingly stepping on the turf of landlords and real estate brokers – and the industry is starting to push back.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

B.C. company purchases Bank of America building in downtown Spokane for $47.7M

The Bank of America Financial Center – the tallest building in downtown Spokane – has been sold to Canada-based Redstone Group, which marks the commercial real estate company’s first investment …


Bucking national trend, Seattle millennials least likely to live at home with parents

After earning a degree in integrated energy management from Central Washington University in June, McLean, 24, landed a job in her field back home in Seattle. She began looking for …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Average Spokane County home price was $246K during November

Spokane County home prices leveled off during November, while the number of homes sold during the month dipped slightly.


Seattle metro home prices falling at fastest rate in U.S.

It was just this spring when Greater Seattle led the nation in home-price increases. Now, prices here are falling faster than anywhere.


Then and Now: Blalock Building

John B. Blalock, born 1856 in Sevier County, Tennessee, was one of Spokane Falls’ early settlers, arriving in 1879, after stops in Oregon and Walla Walla.