Home buying

July 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of purchases of existing homes to fall. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes slipped 1.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 19, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest. Housing starts climbed 8.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The gain ended three...
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In this image taken from FBI video and provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang holds an Islamic State group flag after allegedly pledging allegiance to the group at a house in Honolulu on July 8. The active duty soldier based in Hawaii helped purchase a drone for the Islamic State group to use against American forces and said he wanted to use his rifle to "kill a bunch of people," according to an FBI affidavit. A detention hearing is set for Kang on Thursday. (FBI/U.S Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of wanting to commit a mass shooting after pledging loyalty to the Islamic State group believed the moon landing was faked, questioned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and thought the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job coordinated by...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, an "Under Contract" sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Charlotte, N.C. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 28, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in May, the third straight monthly decline and evidence that a shortage of homes for sale has suppressed home-buying. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 0.8 percent in May to 108.5. That's...
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FILE - This Oct. 19 2012 file photo shows a home designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix. The house that the famous architect designed for his son is being donated to the school bearing his name years after it was salvaged from demolition. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
June 08, 2017 - 1:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix that the famous architect designed for his son was donated Thursday to the school bearing his name years after it was saved from demolition. Owner Zach Rawling announced that he is giving the David and Gladys Wright House to the School of...
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FILE - This Oct. 19 2012 file photo shows a home designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix. The house that the famous architect designed for his son is being donated to the school bearing his name years after it was salvaged from demolition. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
June 08, 2017 - 1:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix that the famous architect designed for his son was donated Thursday to the school bearing his name years after it was salvaged from demolition. Owner Zach Rawling announced that he is giving the David and Gladys Wright House to the School of...
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June 08, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans dropped to 3.89 percent from 3.94 percent...
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May 31, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales during the traditional spring buying season. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending...
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FILE - This Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo shows a sign promoting town homes for sale, in Charlotte, N.C. U.S. home prices climbed in March 2017 at the strongest rate in nearly three years as a dwindling supply of houses for sale is causing prices to significantly outpace income growth. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 30, 2017 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed in March at the strongest rate in nearly three year as a dwindling supply of houses for sale is causing prices to significantly outpace income growth. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released Tuesday rose 5.9...
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May 11, 2017 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched higher this week. The benchmark 30-year rate remained above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans rose to 4.05 percent from 4.02 percent from last week. The rate stood...
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