Stories tagged: real estate
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020
Spokane is among a dozen housing markets nationwide poised for growth as residents flee large coastal metros in search of homes in affordable midsize cities, according to a Zillow report …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2020
Spokane County’s housing market continues to show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic as the median closing price skyrocketed to a record-breaking $317,000 in August.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020
The demand for housing in Spokane County continues to drive property values up, which coupled with changes to the way the state funds basic education means property owners are going …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020
WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week, remaining at historically low levels that has sparked demand for homes.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020
A popular personal finance website has reinforced what many homebuyers and observers of Spokane Valley real estate already know – it’s a great place to buy a home.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2020
Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap up a limited supply of existing houses, causing the pace of purchases to jump by a record-high 24.7%.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020
U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week though they remain at historically low levels. The key 30-year loan nudged toward 3%.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020
After 20 years of renting in Boston and later Spokane, Florence Mwangi decided it was time to try to purchase her first home. The 56-year-old caretaker, who came to the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020
Record low mortgage rates, low inventory, out-of-area buyers fueling demand for homes in Spokane County as median price exceeds $300,000 in July
Record low interest rates and lack of available homes on the market are continuing to fuel buyer demand in Spokane, pushing the median home price to more than $300,000 for …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2020
Front & Center: Tom Clark, Spokane Association of Realtors president, is building success through cooperation
As the 2020 president of the Spokane Association of Realtors, Tom Clark has spent the past year assisting real estate brokers, agents and clients navigate Spokane’s housing market.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020
U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week, pushing the key 30-year loan to a record low for the eighth time this year.
UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020
Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1.
UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020
U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages declined this week, remaining near historic lows as the key 30-year loan slipped back below 3%.
UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020
Average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week for the first time since June 25, after weeks of marking new record lows.
UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020
Spokane County’s housing market showed little signs of slowing in June despite the coronavirus pandemic as pent-up demand and low inventory continued to push up prices.
UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020
U.S. home prices gains accelerated in April even as sales have stumbled, a sign the coronavirus outbreak has had little impact on real estate values.
UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sidelined …
UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020
Spokane-area Realtors planning on attending their national association’s annual conference in New Orleans later this year won’t get that opportunity.
UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020
Sales of new homes rose a surprisingly strong 16.6% in May with the reopening of major parts of the country potentially fueling activity in the housing market.
UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as the benchmark 30-year home loan reached a new all-time low.
UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020
Home sales in Spokane County dropped in May amid the coronavirus pandemic, but a shortage of properties on the market continued to push up prices.
UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020
With pwsthe recent opening of Amazon’s fulfillment center and many more companies on the way, meeting a growing need for housing on the West Plains remains a priority for city …
Sun., June 7, 2020
The coronavirus crisis sent stocks plummeting, but home prices should hold up better because of a housing shortage.
Sun., May 31, 2020
Will the Spokane housing market weather the storm? Homebuying during the pandemic remains competitive and continues to favor the seller
But the new normal may not be that much different than the old normal, some local market observers say. They believe the Spokane area will continue to attract buyers, such …
UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020
U.S home prices were rising at a steady pace in February, before the viral outbreak shuttered much of the economy and caused a sharp decline in home sales.
Thu., April 23, 2020
U.S. new home sales plunged 15.4% in March as a winding down in the middle of the month because of the coronavirus began to rattle the housing market.
Mon., April 13, 2020
Spokane County home sales remained strong in March, reflecting an abundance of market activity occurring prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Spokane County home sales rose 19.4% compared to March 2019. …
Wed., April 1, 2020
Some area property owners are taking steps to work with tenants by making payment arrangements and waiving late fees, especially for those who live outside city limits.
UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee issued modifications on Saturday to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order that loosen
UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020
Before the list of Hollywood home flippers included Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton and Meg Ryan, there was country superstar Kenny Rogers, and they were all successful entertainers who performed for …