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Spokane Real Estate News

More than just another Spokane real estate news blog – Our goal is to educate you about the process, solve problems, and provide incredible value to all those who happen across this trove of information.  Information isn’t limited to real estate either. Find tips on where to go, what to do, and events in town.  Explore different communities with us as we adventure through the beautiful city we call home – Spokane.

Housing Options in Spokane

Moving On: Housing Options when Buying and Selling in ...

Does the rapid increase in Spokane property values have you wondering if now is a good time to sell your home? One of the primary concerns I run into among clients and friends is this: If I sell, then where will I go with housing inventory so limited?  This is a valid and real concern!  The good news is, you have options. Let’s look …

pre-listing inspection in spokane Holly McDowell

Before You Sell: 6 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Inspec...

First, what is a pre-inspection? Very simply, a pre-listing inspection is the same as a regular buyer inspection except that the seller has the inspection done on their home before listing it for sale.  Second, why would you want one? It may seem unnecessary to have a pre-listing inspection done in Spokane. However, here are six reasons to consider this important step when preparing …

Low Appraisal

Four Ways to Negotiate a Low Appraisal

You have finally done it!  After months of searching all over Spokane market, you found the perfect house and the seller accepted your offer.  Then the appraiser comes back with a low appraisal – deciding the home is worth less than you offered. What can you do? Is there any way to keep the sale together? Note that most contracts have an appraisal contingency, …

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Buying a Spokane Home? Know the difference between an ...

One of the first questions I get from new home buyers, is what is an appraisal, and is that different than an inspection?  Yes! These are two very different processes, completed for different reasons. Appraisal vs Inspection An inspection is an examination of the home’s condition by a licensed home inspector.  They look for defects and maintenance issues throughout the home and submit a report …

Dishman Hills Pond Loop

Dishman Hills Loop

This prime piece of nature is the result of greater Spokane area residents who worked to protect the Dishman Hills Conservation Area over 30 years ago. The conservation area is 530-acres of rocky hills, ponds, trees, and a profusion of wildflowers in the spring. We went in March, a bit before the flowers made their appearance. The loop itself is 4.8 miles (round-trip), takes ...
Spokane Offer

How to Win in a Multiple Offer Scenario

How to Win in a Multiple Offer Scenario Looking to purchase a home in Spokane? Expect that there will be competition to purchase a home. The Wall Street Journal partnered with Realtor.com to determine the top emerging house markets in America.  (Read the article here). The Spokane market ranked number five. This isn’t evidence of only where the Spokane market is heading - this ...
Spokane Home Seller Checklist

Home Seller Checklist: 5 Things to do Before Listing y...

Even in today’s hot seller market, it is still important to take the time and prepare your home prior to listing. Why? Great question. A home that is properly prepared and marketed will attract more buyers which results in an increased number of high-quality offers. The following Home Seller Checklist will get you off on the right foot. Unsure of where to start? Your …

Spokane Home Staging

Moving on Up: Five Staging Tips for a Successful Home ...

We are all a bit like Goldilocks in search of a spot to settle in: not too large, nor too small, a place that meets all our needs.  Sometimes our current home is no longer a good fit. This discomfort combined with Spokane’s hot real estate market may be enough for you to take the step to sell your home. Whether you are upsizing, …

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