Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

New statute affects condo, homeowners associations

On July 1, major changes to Washington state law governing homeowners and condominium owners associations took effect. Representing approximately 12 years of effort by lawyers, developers, builders, and real estate professionals, those changes affect all...

Argonne Montgomery Self Storage expands

Construction is under way on a $900,000 self-storage facility expansion project at 8915 E. Montgomery in Spokane Valley, says Matt Rounsley, general manager of Spokane Valley-based Brumback Construction Inc., the contractor on the project. Argonne Montgo...

Downtowner Motel eyed for apartment conversion

A Spokane real estate team plans to transform the defunct Downtowner Motel, at 165 S. Washington, into a 45-unit apartment building. Dallas Lightner, one of the owners of LT Real Estate Investments LLC, which does business as LT Real Estate & Property Ma...

$3.4 million apartment project in the works at Five Mile

Spokane Valley-based Brumback Construction Inc. plans to build a $3.4 million apartment complex to be named Cedar Flats Apartments at 6619 N. Cedar Road in the Five Mile area of North Spokane, says Nick Brumback, company president. The project, which is ...

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Advanced Dermatology adds space, to hire more doctors

Dr. Joel Sears, founder of Spokane-based Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery PLLC, says he didn’t set out to develop a practice of a certain size or one that would dominate the Inland Northwest in that specialized area of medicine. “I just tried to s...

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An epic undertaking at MultiCare

Spokane-area health care providers, administrators, and patients alike should begin to see benefits immediately as a result of MultiCare Health System’s recent conversion to the Epic electronic health records system here, say representatives of the nonp...

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Incorporating medical technology into curriculum

The University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership is incorporating advanced technology into medical education programs at its Spokane site. The school already has integrated a few different forms of new techn...

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HELOCs grow in popularity in the Spokane area

Some lending and real estate experts here say that Spokane-area homeowners are pursuing home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, at rates that mirror the flourishing housing market. “I think definitely over the past 12 months, the HELOC product has beco...

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Alexa, show me the money

Amazon’s Alexa, a popular virtual assistant that you may already have sitting on a nearby desk or shelf, is soon to be the newest employee, figuratively speaking, at Spokane-area financial institutions. At least two area credit unions—Numerica Cred...

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Inflation significance varies with individuals

The topic of inflation has begun to receive more attention from the media, economists, policy makers, and the Federal Reserve. The reason for this heightened interest is that the official measure of inflation is approaching the Federal Reserve’s target ...

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