Real estate

FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo a construction worker puts down roofing paper on a new home as he works outside in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 20, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million, up from 1.21 million in...
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FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. On Thursday, Nov. 15, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 15, 2018 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to slightly up this week, at their highest levels in nearly eight years and dampening home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from last week at 4.94 percent. That's the...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2009 file photo, homes built by D.R. Horton Inc. are shown in Cahndler, Ariz. Major homebuilders are taking a beating on Wall Street as rising interest rates and home prices continue to keep potential buyers on the sidelines. Shares in leading U.S. homebuilder D.R. Horton have fallen more than 8 percent in Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, morning trading while others in the sector saw declines between 4 percent and 6 percent. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beating for homebuilders is continuing as rising interest rates and home prices keep potential buyers on the sidelines. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rates on 30-year, fixed rate mortgages hit a 7-year high. Also Thursday, D.R. Horton said home...
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FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, photo a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for August is released. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 30, 2018 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home price gains slowed for the fifth straight month in August as higher mortgage rates have lowered home sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.5 percent in August compared with a year earlier, down from a 5.9...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last month to...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo construction workers put down roofing paper on home in Houston. General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its quarterly report on home remodeling. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 22, 2018 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018 photo shows a sign for a home for sale in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Oct. 18, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 18, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly this week, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates. Home borrowing rates remain at their highest levels in more than seven years, with the key 30-year rate approaching 5 percent. Mortgage buyer...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After an early slide, U.S. stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost and ended slightly lower Wednesday. Banks climbed but retailers, homebuilders and smaller companies fell. Stocks slumped in morning trading as homebuilders and retailers took sharp losses after the Commerce...
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Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde talks during a press conference ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
October 11, 2018 - 8:01 am
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world's two biggest economies. Global...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign is seen in front of a home for sale in Waukee, Iowa. On Thursday, Sept. 26, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 last month...
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