Friday, July 28, 2017

Real Estate

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 TERRY WALLACE DALLAS (AP) — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top ...
In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, a "For Sale" sign is posted in front of a home in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and rising prices are putting them in ...
In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work on new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales ...
In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, a worker carries lumber at an apartment building under construction in Charlotte, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell for a second straight month in April, pushing activity to the lowest point in five months. Housing starts fell ...
This Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo shows a "For Sale" sign posted in front of a home in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched higher this week. The benchmark 30-year rate remained above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the ...
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 ...
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