Home buying

In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, a for sale sign is displayed in front of home under construction in Raymond, N.H. On Monday, June 25, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in May. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 25, 2018 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...
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In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, photograph, a sold sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, June 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in May. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "...
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This May 27, 2018, photo shows a home with a sold sign in Wexford, Pa. On Thursday, June 7, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
June 07, 2018 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, providing a helpful jolt for potential home buyers. Last week's decline followed weeks of increases that pushed long-term loan rates to their highest levels in seven years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file phot, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior aide wrapped up in the ethics investigations of Pruitt has abruptly resigned. Pruitt announced the departure of aide Millan Hupp in an email on June 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 06, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions Wednesday about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss. Pruitt said...
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FILE- This April 23, 2018, file photo shows a sold sign in front of a home in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, May 17, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 17, 2018 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week, marking their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed toward the significant 5 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment. The condo is a 15,000 square-foot duplex located on the entirety of the 45th floor of the Atelier building on west 42nd street in Manhattan...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia. It’s the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC’s “Today” Friday, May 11, 2018, that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used by Prince Albert and his family whenever they visit Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC's "Today" that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used occasionally by Kelly's son Prince Albert...
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In this April 30, 2018, photo, Jena Jones, Director of the Short Creek Dream Center, guides a tour through the renovated facility, formally the home of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs in Hildale, Utah. The sprawling house surrounded by towering brick walls has been converted into a sober living center by Evangelical missionaries, the latest sign of the group’s dwindling control of the small community on the Utah-Arizona border. (Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 2:18 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sprawling 44-bedroom house surrounded by towering brick walls that was once the home of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been converted into a sober living center by evangelical missionaries. It is the latest sign of the group's dwindling control of the small...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a home across the street from the Apple campus is advertised as sold in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Tuesday, April 24, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for February is released. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December's increase. That jump...
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