Monday, May 1, 2017

Real Estate

This Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo shows a home for sale, in Natick, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Sales of ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, photo, work continues on a new home under construction in Pittsburgh. U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BY ALEX VEIGA U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment ...
This Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo shows a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a third straight week, approaching their low points for the year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate ...
This Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, photo, shows a house for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago. Mortgage buyer ...
This Tuesday, March 21, 2017, photo shows a home with a sale pending in Sewickley, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. The ...
This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo shows a home under contract at a new home community in Edmond, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply ...
This Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Increasing inventory is giving purchasing power to the buyers, the Naples Area Board of Realtors said. Sales were up in February, the organization reports, as inventories have increased and prices ...
In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, new homes are under construction and for sale in Charlotte, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home ...
In this July 17, 1946, file photo, film actress Greta Garbo smiles on her arrival in Gothenburg, Sweden. (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Film legend Greta Garbo’s former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. The New York Times reports that the ...
In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, photo, real estate signs mark the lots near one of the new homes for sale in a development for new homes in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But ...
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