Stories tagged: real estate
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
If you gather a group of investor-landlords in the same room, there’s usually no shortage of stories about disaster renters.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Spokane-area home sales continued at a strong pace in November, benefiting from mild temperatures and the lack of significant snowfall. Strong demand for homes and inventory shortages will continue in …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
People who own vacation properties wouldn’t be able to deduct the interest paid on second-home mortgages under House Republicans’ proposed tax overhaul.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Willabelle “Willy” Godfrey had always told her family she hoped another family would move into her home one day and start their own story after she died. Instead, the property …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Homes continue to sell briskly in Spokane County, with the number of sales in October rising by nearly 20 percent over last year.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
The Spokane area ranks near the top of the list of the nation’s homebuilding “markets to watch,” according to a new report examining real estate trends from the Urban Land …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Long-term mortgage rates are unchanged this week: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained at 3.83 percent; the 15-year home loan, popular among homeowners who refinance their mortgages, stayed at 3.13 percent, …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in August, marking the fifth decline in the past six months. The 2.6 percent decline continues to reflect the worsening shortage nationwide of …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Seattle would again boost its spending to combat homelessness under a proposed 2018 budget Mayor Tim Burgess delivered Monday to the City Council.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 3.4 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8 a.m.
Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, lifting the 30-year fixed mortgage from the lowest levels of 2017.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Fixed mortgage rates’ downward march came to a halt this week.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Amazon has been blamed or praised – depending on your perspective – for Seattle’s historic real estate boom.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in July, the fourth decline in the past five months.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank 1.3 percent to their lowest level of the year.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking a new low for the year and its lowest point since last November.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
For the first time ever, the median King County home price has grown more than $100,000 in just a year, a new grim milestone for buyers already dealing with the …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales.
Thu., July 27, 2017
The defense leaves one big question unanswered: Why is a man of such inexperience in charge of so much?
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June – causing the pace of sales to fall.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after two straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, although their overall outlook remains positive.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to highest level since mid-May.