Residential real estate

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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In this April 4, 2017 photo, Yesica Sanchez poses for a photo at the Normandy Apartments in Portland, Ore., where tenants were notified that their rent was being almost doubled. Oregon now one of the fastest-growing states in America, but all those newcomers are causing growing pains, particularly a housing shortage. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
May 02, 2017 - 11:37 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yesica Sanchez recently found a notice attached to the front door of her two-bedroom apartment that said her rent was almost doubling. The divorced mother held the paper in her hand in a state of shock. "We wanted to faint. After I pay all of my bills, I don't have anything...
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In this April 4, 2017 photo, Yesica Sanchez poses for a photo at the Normandy Apartments in Portland, Ore., where tenants were notified that their rent was being almost doubled. Oregon now one of the fastest-growing states in America, but all those newcomers are causing growing pains, particularly a housing shortage. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
May 02, 2017 - 3:44 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yesica Sanchez recently found a notice attached to the front door of her two-bedroom apartment that said her rent was almost doubling. The divorced mother held the paper in her hand in a state of shock. "We wanted to faint. After I pay all of my bills, I don't have anything...
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City Attorney Dennis Herrera, left, smiles while walking with San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, right, after announcing a settlement agreement on short term rentals during a news conference Monday, May 1, 2017, at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco and Airbnb have reached a deal to end a lawsuit over a law that fines the company for booking rentals not registered with the city. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 01, 2017 - 6:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and Airbnb reached a deal Monday that aims to prevent the short-term rental website from listing housing units that are not following city rules that limit the duration of stays and the number of nights units can be rented. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed...
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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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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
April 18, 2017 - 7:46 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually. The promise of augmented and virtual reality was a big focus of...
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April 17, 2017 - 10:38 am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That's down three points from 71 in March,...
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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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