Home buying

In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home is under agreement in Stoneham, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the National Association of Realtors releases its July report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 29, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts in July to buy homes in July compared to the previous month, as real estate sales are slipping even though economic growth is solid. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 0.7 percent last month to 106.2...
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FILE- In this June 8, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for June is released. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 28, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose at a slightly slower pace than the 6.5 percent annual gain in May from a year...
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August 26, 2018 - 11:35 am
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The island that's home to Georgia's largest public beach is setting aside $300,000 to buy sandbags the next time a hurricane or other big storm threatens the coast. WTOC-TV reports the city council on Tybee Island approved keeping the money in reserve until an emergency is...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home has a sold sign in North Reading, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 22, 2018 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold last month at a...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Hawaii lawmakers applaud after Gov. David Ige, who is running for a second term in office, signed legislation in Honolulu. Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is giving up her seat in Congress to block him from a second term. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
August 09, 2018 - 6:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants voters to look at his four years of accomplishments, including his handling of the Big Island's erupting volcano, as reasons to give him a second term. But U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, his main opponent in Saturday's Democratic primary in the heavily blue...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Lance Bass arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bass thought he had bought the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch." But the ‘N Sync singer then posted on Instagram that the deal fell through. Realtor Ernie Carswell tells the Los Angeles Times it came down to two bids. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Bass thought he had bought the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch." He even invited Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia in the sitcom, over for dinner. But the 'N Sync singer posted Saturday on Instagram that the deal fell through. Bass...
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July 31, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices rose rapidly in May, a trend that is thwarting some would-be buyers and pulling down home sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.5 percent in May from a year earlier. That's down slightly from April, but is still more than double...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a sign advertises the pending sale of a home in San Jose, Calif. More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday, July 30, that its pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent last month to 106.9. But on a yearly basis, pending home sales have fallen 2.5 percent. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 30, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent last month to 106.9. But on a yearly basis...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018 file photo, visitors view the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, R.I. The house where Parks sought refuge in Detroit after fleeing the South will be auctioned on Thursday, July 26 in New York, with a minimum bid of $1 million. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 26, 2018 - 11:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The auctioneer selling the house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats said after the auction on Thursday there are buyers interested, but it will take a few days to work out the details. The house was included in an auction by Guernsey's...
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President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One , Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to Iowa and Illinois in which his trade agenda is expected to be a leading issue. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade developments involving the United States and the European Union (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Republican members of Congress are telling White House economic advisers Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro how tariffs have hurt their constituents. The Capitol Hill...
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