Home buying

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) dunks against Los Angeles Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. (7) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 15, 2017 - 7:47 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Lonzo Ball got an up-close look at the biggest baller of them all. LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles Lakers...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:23 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local) 12:20 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports Disney's purchase of much of 21st Century Fox. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump called media magnate Rupert Murdoch to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017, file photo, a sold sign is displayed in front of a house in Sacramento, Calif. On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the benchmark 30-year home loan rate was down from 3.94 percent a week earlier and 4.16 percent a year ago. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 14, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the benchmark 30-year home loan rate was down from 3.94 percent last week and 4.16 percent a year ago. The rate on 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, popular...
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December 07, 2017 - 9:16 am
ROME (AP) — A 27-year-old Italian has been arrested on suspicion he poisoned his entire family with thallium, leading to the deaths of his grandparents and an aunt, and the hospitalization of five others. Prosecutors said Thursday that Mattia Del Zotto had confessed after police searched his home...
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FILE- In this Nov. 17, 2017, photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt, who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. McClure started a Gofundme.com campaign for Bobbitt that has raised more than $275,000. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia has bought a home with some of the nearly $400,000 raised for him by the woman he saved. "The feeling is indescribable and (it's) all thanks to the support and generosity that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, the sky over The Capitol is lit up at dawn as Senate Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill this week in Washington, (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 03, 2017 - 2:33 am
The Senate and the House seek to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code but go about it in different ways. With the Senate bill passed Saturday and the House bill passed two weeks ago, congressional Republicans now will work quickly on a compromise measure to send to President Donald...
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December 02, 2017 - 11:35 am
Republicans early Saturday rammed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul through the Senate, a sweeping revamp of the nation's tax code. The House passed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill two weeks ago that differs in key respects. The GOP will work quickly to iron out the differences with the goal of...
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December 01, 2017 - 11:09 pm
The Senate is weighing a roughly $1.4 trillion tax overhaul. Some late changes were made to the bill Friday. The House passed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill two weeks ago that differs in key respects. A comparison of the two Republican-written measures: —Personal income tax rates: Senate bill...
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This Tuesday, May 24, 2016, photo shows a "Sale Pending" sign in front of a house in North Andover, Mass. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its October report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 29, 2017 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts in October to buy homes, ending three straight months of declines. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales jumped 3.5 percent to 109.3 in October. Despite the increase, the index remains slightly below...
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In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, photo, real estate agent Lauren Newman, right, shows client Steve Martin a home for sale in Mount Pleasant, S.C. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for September is released. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
November 28, 2017 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday rose 6.2 percent in September from a year earlier, the...
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