Home buying

September 01, 2017 - 7:12 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A cleaning crew removing and burning trash at a recently purchased home in Mississippi made a startling discovery — a body wrapped in a blue tarp. Authorities say the remains inside the empty house in Jackson were too decomposed to determine a gender. News outlets reported...
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FILE - This Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale, in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 24, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The benchmark 30-year mortgage rate is at new low for the year, touching its lowest level since last November. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.86 percent from 3.89 percent last week. It was the fourth straight weekly...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Valrico, Fla. On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 24, 2017 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank to their lowest level of the year. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes fell 1.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.44 million. Despite the second straight monthly...
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In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, new home construction is underway in a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 23, 2017 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year's. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales fell to a...
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July 31, 2017 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5 percent in June to 110.2. The gain still puts the pace of contract signings below its...
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July 31, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index rose 1.5 percent in June to 110.2. The gain still puts the pace of contract signings below its March...
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July 31, 2017 - 7:36 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A burglary at a popular music venue in Georgia has rallied prominent musicians to provide a reward. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Sgt. Jim Schultz says the 40 Watt Club in Athens was burglarized in the early hours of Friday. A...
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July 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 115-year-old desert tortoise that disappeared from its garden at a New Mexico senior living community was returned. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2w9xGQb ) the tortoise, Diablo, was returned Friday to Manzano del Sol Village. He had ventured to the...
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This Thursday, June 8, 2017, photo shows a new home under construction, in Miami Springs, Fla. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales edged up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000. Sales have registered a healthy...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for May is released, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 25, 2017 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic national home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6 percent in May, the latest...
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