Home buying

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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April 27, 2017 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed back above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans increased to 4.03 percent from 3.97 percent...
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April 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average interest rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans declined to 3.97 percent this week from 4.08 percent last...
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April 14, 2017 - 8:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate a vocal critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to serve as its president. The White House announced late Friday that Trump plans to nominate Scott Garrett, a former Republican congressman from New Jersey, to serve as president of...
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April 14, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate a vocal critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to serve as its president. The White House announced late Friday that Trump plans to nominate Scott Garrett, a former Republican congressman from New Jersey, to serve as president of...
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In this March 3, 2017 photo, visitors to Queensland Gallery of Modern Art build lego buildings against a backdrop of the condominium and office buildings along the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia. Australia’s prime minister was fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets on Wednesday, April 5, after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy. (AP Photo/Hiroshi Otabe)
April 05, 2017 - 6:18 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister fended off criticism Wednesday over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring housing prices could hurt the economy. Housing affordability has become a hot-button issue with many first-...
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April 05, 2017 - 4:14 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister is fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy. Housing affordability has become a hot-button issue with many first-time...
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This Tuesday, March 21, 2017, photo shows a home with a sale pending in Sewickley, Pa. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its February report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 29, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index climbed 5.5 percent in February to 112.3, its...
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