Real estate

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo a sign stands outside a home for sale in southeast Denver. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week amid mixed signs in the housing market. Rates remain at historically low levels as a lure to prospective homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo workers use a lift while working on a new building in Boston's Seaport district. On Monday, Dec. 2, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in October. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 02, 2019 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 0.8% in October, dragged down by declines in apartment and multi-family homebuilding. Private construction spending declined 1% in October, the Commerce Department said Monday. That follows another significant 1.1% decline in September...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo a sign stands outside a home for sale in southeast Denver. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 27, 2019 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. mortgage rates crept slightly higher this week but remain at low levels that could encourage more home-buying. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average rate on a fixed 30-year mortgage ticked up to 3.68% from 3.66% the previous week. The average 15-year...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 27, 2019 - 3:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street benchmarks set fresh highs, spurred by optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China. Investors are awaiting fresh U.S. home sales data, a key measure of inflation, and Washington’s latest quarterly estimate of economic...
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November 21, 2019 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans purchased more homes in October, though sales were held back by a shortage of available properties. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 1.9% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million. That’s 4.6%...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo a sign indicates a new selling price for a house sits atop a realtor's sign in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 14, 2019 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week amid optimism over prospects for the U.S. economy. Rates remain at historically low levels, however, as an incentive to prospective homebuyers. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple said Monday, Nov. 4, that it's committing $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California's housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in a region where affluent tech workers have helped drive up the cost of homes. Apple's pledge Monday includes...
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In this Oct. 2, 2019 photo, carpenters work on a construction site in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 01, 2019 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rose 0.5% in September, boosted by government and private residential projects. Private residential construction spending increased 0.6%, the third straight month of gains following declines in April, May and June. Spending on single family home...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, photo a sign stands outside a new home for sale in southeast Denver. On Thursday, Oct. 31, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 31, 2019 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week for the third straight week, while remaining historically low and far below their levels of a year ago. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.78% from 3.75% last week...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo a sale pending sign stands in front of a house in North Andover, Mass. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the National Association of Realtors releases its September report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 29, 2019 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September, a sign that the housing market is still benefiting from lower mortgage rates. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5% from August to September to 108.7, its highest...
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