By Kathy Orton, The Washington Post October 20, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Just when it seemed that 30-year fixed mortgage rates below 4 percent were a thing of the past, stock market volatility and weakening in the Asian and European financial markets drove rates to lows not seen in 14 months.
By Kenneth R. Harney October 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down-payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales using Federal Housing Administration-backed loans during the past four years.
By Associated Press October 19, 2014 2:47 p.m.
SPOKANE — The Spokane City Council is considering creating a registry of abandoned homes as a way to prevent them from slipping into disrepair.
By Courtney Sherwood October 19, 2014 12:13 a.m.
Five years after bank failures and an economic meltdown froze Clark County’s home-building sector in its tracks, construction has returned to lots zoned and permitted long ago. Housing construction remains well below pre-recession levels. But as builders such as Troy Johns can attest, the legacy of the Great Recession may shape the face of new housing in the community for years to come.
By Gordon Oliver October 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark County approved 56 residential building permits in September, the lowest monthly number this year but slightly more than the 54 permits issued in September 2013. Vancouver also reported a slowdown in building permit approvals.
By Reed Cowden for The Columbian October 14, 2014 6 a.m.
The city's newest hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites at east Vancouver's former Evergreen Airport site, quietly opened for business about three weeks ago and is preparing for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 20.
By LILY RAFF McCAULOU for The Columbian October 5, 2014 6 a.m.
Ron Wade said he hopes his car museum, a taproom and Clark County's first-ever food cart pod will become a hub of social and economic activity — and breathe new life into Hazel Dell when the complex opens in the spring. The neighborhood is welcoming the project with open arms.
By LILY RAFF McCAULOU, for The Columbian October 5, 2014 6 a.m.
In 1954, 16-year-old Ron Wade fell in love with a 1941 Chevrolet Cabriolet. He bought it, and the car sparked a passion that turned into a career.
By Aaron Corvin September 29, 2014 4:05 p.m.
The Port of Camas-Washougal has filed a request with the city of Washougal seeking preliminary site plan approval to build a 5.73 acre waterfront park along the Columbia River.
By Emma Fletcher, The Independent September 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Walking through the construction site of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building, it is hard to imagine anything other than the piles of dirt and giant yellow construction vehicles that currently occupy the space.
By Gordon Oliver September 16, 2014 4:15 p.m.
Clark County's real estate market in August reflected a normal seasonal downturn from July but showed continued strength overall with year-over-year increases in pending sales and median sales price and a 10 percent drop in the time needed to sell a home.