Home buying

Barber Sami Matta, left, gives a haircut to Steve Perosino, of Dedham, Mass., right, at Chris & Sam's Barbershop, in Norwood, Mass., Monday, March 23, 2020. The Barbershop is to close by noon Tuesday, March 24, in keeping with Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker's order that all non-essential businesses close at noon Tuesday and remain closed through Tuesday, April 7, out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 23, 2020 - 4:55 pm
The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Following are business developments Monday related to the outbreak as governments attempt to stabilize their economies, companies struggle to cope and millions of people...
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This Feb. 18, 2020, photo shows a real estate sign in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. On Thursday, Feb. 27, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 05, 2020 - 2:26 pm
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has hit a record low of 3.29%, driven down by investors shifting money into the safety of U.S. Treasurys as the coronavirus outbreak has deepened. This new average, down sharply from last week's 3.45%, is the lowest for a 30-year fixed mortgage since...
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This Feb. 18, 2020, photo shows a real estate sign is shown in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for December is released. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 25, 2020 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in December as mortgage rates remained low and a falling supply of available properties set off bidding wars between buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 2.9% in December from a year earlier after...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 20, 2020 - 4:54 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can a socialist own a summer house? That's the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Mike Bloomberg— who himself owns about a dozen homes —posed as he tried to brand Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite in Wednesday night's fiery Democratic presidential primary debate. “The...
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In this Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Ken Zurek, 63, poses for a photo at his home in Highland, Ind. Zurek and his wife arrived in China days before news broke of the coronavirus. They cut their trip short because of the virus and decided to self quarantine themselves in their Highland home for 15 days, just as an extra precaution. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 1:39 pm
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York's Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2020 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hoping to revive their flagging campaigns increasingly took aim at Mike Bloomberg, blasting their billionaire rival for trying to buy his way into the White House and raising questions about his commitment to racial equality. Struggling to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr before Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to study law enforcement and justice at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Chicago. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
February 14, 2020 - 5:23 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘WHAT A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT’ Top House Democrats are planning to investigate what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement. 2. CHINA SEES ANOTHER...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 12, 2020 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the 2008 economic collapse, then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the elimination of a discriminatory housing practice known as “redlining” was responsible for instigating the meltdown. “It all started back when there was a lot of pressure on banks to make...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, night falls over the homes and condominiums on the banks of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, N.Y. The surge in the number of short-term rentals in this Adirondack Mountain resort is alarming local residents who fear it is changing the character of the village. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
February 07, 2020 - 3:34 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Lake Placid is a picture-book village in the Adirondack Mountains offering tourists crisp air, pretty peaks, Winter Olympic sites and, lately, a lot more houses to rent for the weekend. The rising popularity of short-term rentals on services like Airbnb is alarming...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020, file photo shows a sold sign is posted on a real estate sign outside a home in Derry, N.H. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for November is released. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 28, 2020 - 10:38 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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