Residential real estate

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, a mailbox, one of few items left at the site of the destroyed home in Napa, Calif., where Sara and Charles Rippey died in a fast-moving wildfire, shows a pink and black polka dot ribbon that indicates a fire crew has visited the location. The vast majority of those who died in the Northern California wildfires were in their 70s and 80s including several couples who died together. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 19, 2017 - 6:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000. Both numbers were expected to rise as crews...
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In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo taken with a fisheye lens, a forklift is parked in front of one of the houses under construction in Zelienople, Pa. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 18, 2017 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building. The September result left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, the Commerce...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, file photo, real estate agent Lauren Newman, right, prepares to show a home for sale in Mount Pleasant, S.C., just over the bridge from historic Charleston. On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
October 12, 2017 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates rose for a second straight week as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.91 percent, from 3.85 percent a week ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the 15-year home loan, frequently used by homeowners who refinanced their mortgages, also...
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FILE - A Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 file photo showing the entrance of an apartment building where police found an explosive device. Three men have been handed preliminary terror-linked charges in the failed attack at a residential building in an upscale Paris neighborhood with gas canisters that failed to ignite. A judicial official said on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 that the three were placed under formal investigation late Friday in the mysterious attack attempt. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
October 07, 2017 - 8:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Three men have been handed preliminary terror-linked charges in the failed attack at a residential building in an upscale Paris neighborhood with gas canisters that failed to ignite. A judicial official said on Saturday that the three were placed under formal investigation late Friday...
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A little-known device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in South Jordan, Utah. Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 33 guns within the last year, but that didn't raise any red flags. Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 04, 2017 - 8:01 pm
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 33 guns within the last year, but that didn't raise any red flags. Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. Some recent mass...
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A police officer stands guard while passengers enter the Marseille Saint Charles train station, a day after a man fatally stabbed two women outside the train station, in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The assailant was killed by soldiers immediately after the attack, the latest of several targeting France. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
October 03, 2017 - 4:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Five people remained in custody Tuesday after being detained by French authorities over an apparent failed bombing attempt in an apartment building in a chic Paris neighborhood. Paris police said a neighbor alerted authorities to suspicious activity early Saturday in the building in...
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September 01, 2017 - 7:12 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A cleaning crew removing and burning trash at a recently purchased home in Mississippi made a startling discovery — a body wrapped in a blue tarp. Authorities say the remains inside the empty house in Jackson were too decomposed to determine a gender. News outlets reported...
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August 28, 2017 - 8:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have scrapped plans for a $140 million renovation of Quicken Loans Arena. The team had hoped to upgrade the 22-year-old downtown facility with more dining spaces and a glass exterior. However, following opposition from community groups opposed to tax money...
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In this image made from video, a man lying on a bed with a bandaged hand is cared for in a hospital in Buthidaung township, Myanmar, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Ethnic Rohingya militants armed with guns and machetes attacked Myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled western state, has left a number of people dead according to police. (DVB via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 4:42 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 12 security personnel and 59 Rohingya dead, the government said Friday, in a dramatic escalation of fighting in the troubled region. The office...
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FILE - This Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale, in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 24, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The benchmark 30-year mortgage rate is at new low for the year, touching its lowest level since last November. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.86 percent from 3.89 percent last week. It was the fourth straight weekly...
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