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Real Estate Topics & Trends

As your Spokane 24/7 Realtor, keeping up-to-date on current real estate topics and trends is part of the job description.  The following articles will help you become an educated consumer in Spokane's HOT real estate market.

11/9/2017 - Beware of Wire-Transfer Scams at Closing

10/18/2017 - Top Amenities for Relocating Baby Boomers

10/17/2017 - Gap Between Owner and Appraiser Opinions Narrows

10/17/2017 - Where Can You Park That Tiny Home? 

9/15/2017 - Mortgage Rates Maintain Yearly Lows

9/7/2017 - Climate Change to Trigger Housing Crisis

9/7/2017 - More Homeowners "Stuck" in Starter Homes

9/7/2017 - Spokane MLS Market Activity Report - August 2017

9/7/2017 - Spokane 2007 to 2016 Comparable Statistics

9/7/2017 - Spokane August 2017 Home Sales Report

9/7/2017 - Spokane August 2017 Home Sales Report - Year-to-Date

9/7/2017 - Spokane Closed Sales 2015 to 2017

9/7/2017 - Spokane Median and Average Selling Prices 2015 to 2017

9/1/2017 - Leaving House to Heirs While You're Still Alive

9/1/2017 - Magazine Ranks Spokane Third-Gayest City

8/30/2017 - Beware of Buying a Foreclosure Bargain

8/30/2017 - Set Buyers Straight on These 5 Mortgage Myths

8/30/2017 - Low Appraisal Killing a Deal? Here's What to Do

8/30/2017 - Half of All Homes Sold in Less than One Month

8/30/2017 - Mortgage Market Survey - 24 August

8/11/2017 - Consumers Cast Doubt on Mortgage Servicers

8/5/2017 - Grocery Stores??? Which Stores Add Value

7/31/2017 - Washington Real Estate Report

7/26/2017 - Consumers Vote Housing as Top Investment

7/25/2017 - June Spokane Home Sales Report

7/25/2017 - 9 Things Buyers Regret Overlooking

7/25/2017 - Seller Optimism Reaches Record High

7/25/2017 - 4 Expenses Buyers Don't Expect

7/25/2017 - Buying First House:  Starter or Forever? 

7/25/2017 - How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

7/25/2017 - Rent-vs-Buy Considerations for Military Personnel

7/25/2017 - 4 Ways to Keep Your VA Loan on Track

7/25/2017 - An Inside Look at the VA Loan Process

7/25/2017 - 5 Biggest Mistakes Veteran/Military Buyers Make

7/25/2017 - VA Loans: 4 Essential Tips

7/25/2017 - What You Can/Can't Do with a VA Loan

7/25/2017 - The Four Most Important People to Know When Home Buying

7/25/2017 - Six Ways to Snoop the House You Want to Buy

7/25/2017 - You Could be Wrecking Your House and Not Know It

7/25/2017 - How the Canniest Sellers Price their Homes

7/25/2017 - Buy Your 1st Home in 12 Months: Step-by-Step

7/20/2017 - Ways to Save on Your Home that Grandma Never Told You

7/6/2017 - 9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Income Taxes

7/6/2017 - Four Drawbacks of Home Equity Loans

7/6/2017 - 5 Good Reasons to Buy During the Hottest Season

7/6/2017 - Tax Changes for New Homeowners

7/6/2017 - Problem With Your New Home?  What to Do

7/6/2017 - Field Guide to Home Inspections

7/6/2017 - Home Mortgage Interest Deductions

7/6/2017 - Lease Option Purchase Considerations

7/6/2017 - 4 Vacation Home Issues Buyers Should Know

7/6/2017 - Remodeling Projects to Increase a Home's Sales Price

7/6/2017 - Schools and the Home Buying Decision

7/6/2017 - Social Benefits of Home Ownership

7/6/2017 - 11 Must-haves to Sell to Millennial Home Buyers

7/5/2017 - What is a Short Sale? 

7/5/2017 - Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Real Estate

6/30/2017 - Will Sudden Credit Boost Really Help Buyers? 

6/30/2017 - Online Home Value Estimates are NOT Appraisals

6/30/2017 - Spike in Renters Looking to Buy

6/30/2017 - Pending Home Sales Tumble in May for Third Straight Month

6/30/2017 -  How Spokane County's Property Taxes Compare (hint #345)

6/30/2017 - What You Need to Know Before Selling Your Home

6/30/2017 - Eight Costly Mistakes for New Homeowners

6/30/2017 - Zero Down Home Loans Making a Comeback

6/24/2017 - The Danger of Prohibiting Buyers From Getting Inspections

6/23/2017 - What is a Real Estate Auction?

6/23/2017 - Surprising Things that add Value to a House

6/23/2017 - Interest Rate vs APR:  Know the Difference

6/20/2017 - Housing Market in Spokane Heats Up After Years in Doldrums

6/20/2017 - Home Prices Rising Faster in Washington Than Any Other State

6/19/2017 - Fannie Mae to Loosen Mortgage Requirements

6/19/2017 - Want to Buy a Home? Beware: It's a Seller's Market

6/13/2017 - How Long Does it Take to Get a Mortgage? 

6/13/2017 - Is My Credit Score High Enough? 

6/13/2017 - How Does My Credit Score Affect My Mortgage Decision?

6/12/2017 - Statewide Housing Prices Rise by 12.1%

6/1/2017 - Where the Jobs Are

5/26/2017 - Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Averages of the Year

5/26/2017 - Why Housing Is on Track for a Good Year

5/16/2017 - Some Rent-to-Own Agreements Questioned

5/16/2017 - Closing on Your Home

5/16/2017 - Beware Foreclosure Rescue Scams

5/16/2017 - How to Prevail in a Competitive Market

5/16/2017 - Is this the Best Seller's Market Ever? 

5/15/2017 - What Really Happens When You Waive Contingencies

5/15/2017 - Seller's Market?  Don't Assume Your House Will Sell

5/15/2017 - Can a Seller Sue a Home Inspector? 

5/15/2017 - Median Home Prices - West Coast Cities - 4th Qtr 2016

5/15/2017 - Can Sellers Sue Buyers Who Back Out of Purchase? 

5/15/2017 - Do Sellers Have Right to See Appraisals?  

5/12/2017 - Homeowners and Appraisers Not Seeing Eye-to-Eye

5/12/2017 - Spec Building Meets Entry-level Demand

5/12/2017 - Competitive Spokane Housing Market

5/12/2017 - Interest Rate Conundrums

5/5/2017 - First Time Buyers Aren't Afraid of Renovation

5/5/2017 - What's On Home Shoppers' Wish Lists? 

5/5/2017 - Steer Clear of Moving Scams

5/5/2017 - Purchasing Land? Building a Home? What You Need to Know about Water Rights

5/5/2017 - A Warning to Buyers: Closing Scam

5/5/2017 - Home Sellers May Have you Under Surveillance 

5/5/2017 - Bad Credit Can Triple Homeowner's Insurance Costs

5/5/2017 - What Right of First Refusal Means

5/5/2017 - Consumers Turn to Non-Banks for Mortgages

5/4/2017 - Tax Plan Could Hurt Homeowners

5/4/2017 - Millennial's Finally Flee Parents' Homes

5/2/2017 - Spokane Properties Sold by Price Range