Residential real estate

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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April 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you're driving for Uber or renting out a room through Airbnb to make some extra cash, don't forget — you likely need to pay taxes on what you earned, even if it's a part-time gig. Unlike full-time jobs, where taxes are automatically withheld from every paycheck, it's usually up...
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Jordan Spieth hits a drive on the 14th hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 06, 2017 - 3:35 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the Masters on Thursday (all times local): 3:30 p.m. For the second straight round at the Masters, Jordan Spieth had a quadruple bogey on the back nine. Only it wasn't at No. 12. And it's only Thursday. Spieth was 1 over for the opening round...
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Fans stand under a tree during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 05, 2017 - 6:54 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters should be the easiest to predict of golf's four major championships. It got a lot harder Wednesday afternoon when Dustin Johnson, the betting favorite and No. 1 player in the world, took a serious fall down a staircase at his rented home and wasn't sure he could even...
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Fans stand under a tree during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 05, 2017 - 6:54 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters should be the easiest to predict of golf's four major championships. It got a lot harder Wednesday afternoon when Dustin Johnson, the betting favorite and No. 1 player in the world, took a serious fall down a staircase at his rented home and wasn't sure he could even...
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