Real Estate

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo a for sale sign, left, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in January. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 19, 2020 - 6:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that builders started construction on 1.57 million homes at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde addresses European Parliament lawmakers during a monetary dialogue meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 14, 2020 - 7:59 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the saver, who collects interest. Welcome to the upside-down world of ultra-low and negative interest rates that is taking hold in many parts of the world...
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FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows homes in suburban Salt Lake City. Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 13, 2020 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. A strong labor market and growing pool of would-be buyers as more millennials enter their 30s is expected to fuel demand for homes at a time when the inventory of properties for sale is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, a sign promoting an open house sits atop a realty company's lawn sign in Brandon Miss. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the third straight week, as the benchmark 30-year loan marked its lowest point in three years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.45% from 3.51% last week. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 06, 2020 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the third straight week, as the benchmark 30-year loan marked its lowest point in three years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.45% from 3.51% last week. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, 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. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 29, 2020 - 10:50 am
Stocks moved higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate policy update. The central bank was widely expected to leave its short-term interest rate unchanged. The Fed lowered rates three times last year. Investors also continued to size up...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo a store front is closed below an Express retail clothing store in Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Conference Board reports on U.S. consumer confidence for January. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 28, 2020 - 6:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in November than the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a sharp drop in available properties have pushed would-be buyers to bid up home values. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.6% in November from a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo a sign rests near a piece of earth-moving equipment, left, on a plot of land, in Westwood, Mass. On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in December. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 27, 2020 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, cooling slightly after low mortgage rates fueled gains for much of 2019. The Commerce Department said Monday that new single-family houses sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000 last month. But for all of 2019,...
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Tarrah Gibbons
January 23, 2020 - 12:47 pm
Here’s your chance to live in a home with decor inspired by a galaxy far, far away. A "Star Wars"-inspired home is now for sale in Los Angeles, reports Wall Street Journal . And it's a Jedi's dream. The mansion, which hit the market for $26.5 million, has a basement filled with legendary items...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Scott Vasilisin, right works with trader Michael Milano on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes ended little changed Wednesday after an early rebound rally faded in the final minutes of trading. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite eked out tiny gains, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished slightly lower. Gains in technology, financial and health care stocks...
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This Jan. 9, 2020, photo shows a sold sign is posted on a real estate sign outside a home in Derry, N.H. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in December. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 22, 2020 - 7:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales climbed 3.8% in December, but a record-low inventory of houses on the market has caused prices to surge as affordability is worsening. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose last month to a seasonally adjusted annual...
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