Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Real Estate

In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, an "Under Contract" sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Charlotte, N. Carolina.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in May, the third straight monthly decline and evidence that a shortage of homes for sale has ...
This Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo shows a residential building for sale, in Natick, Mass.

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in April, though the increase slowed a bit from the previous two months. The Standard ...
In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa.

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West. Sales new single-family homes rose 2.9 percent ...
In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, a sign advertises an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being listed for sale, while prices are ...
In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the shortage of houses for sale ...
In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa.

BY ALEX VEIGA A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and ...
In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, work continues on new town homes under construction, in Woodstock, Ga.

BY ALEX VEIGA U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic, a shift that follows a big drop in sales of new homes in April. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells ...
In this photo taken on June 8, 2017 in Derby Line, Vt., a border post and planters show the U.S.-Canadian border where it leads to the Haskell Opera House and library, a building located in the two countries.

BY WILSON RING BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) — For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United ...
This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months. Mortgage ...
This Friday, June 2, 2017, frame from video shows Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

BY JASON DEAREN and ALEX SANZ PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate damage to his family’s real ...
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