Home buying

A home for sale is seen Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to new record lows for the first week of 2021. The year opens against the continuing backdrop of damage from the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. and global economies, which suppressed home loan rates through most of 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 07, 2021 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to new record lows for the first week of 2021. The year opens against the continuing backdrop of damage from the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. and global economies, which suppressed home loan rates through most of 2020. Mortgage...
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FILE - On March 18, 2020, model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. U.S. home prices grew more slowly in May 2020, but continued to show resilience in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 29, 2020 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in October by the most in more than six years as a pandemic-fueled buying rush drives the number of available properties for sale to record lows. That combination of strong demand and limited supply pushed home prices up 7.9% in October compared with 12...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo, Chairman of jury Kim Ki-duk speaks during the opening ceremony of the 41st Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow, Russia. South Korean director Kim Ki-duk who won the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and later faced allegations of trying to force an actress into shooting off-script sexual scenes while making another movie, has died in Latvia. He was 59. The Baltic News Service said Kim passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 after falling ill with Covid-19. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
December 11, 2020 - 8:01 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who won the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 but later faced allegations at home of hitting an actress and trying to force her into shooting off-script sexual scenes while making another movie, has died in Latvia. He was 59...
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Protesters stand behind barricades at their encampment outside a home in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Makeshift barricades erected by protesters are still up in Oregon's largest city a day after Portland police arrested about a dozen people in a clash over gentrification and the eviction of a family from a home. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
December 10, 2020 - 10:19 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gentrification protest in Oregon's largest city that has blockaded several city blocks in Portland entered its third day Thursday as demonstrators dressed in black and wearing ski masks shored up their makeshift barriers aimed at keeping police out. The fencing, lumber and...
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FILE - This Sept. 19, 2011, file photo shows a home with a for sale sign in front, in Newton, Mass. U.S. long-term mortgage rates were unchanged this week, remaining at record low levels against the backdrop of an economy punished by the pandemic. Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 that the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate home loan remained at 2.71% from last week. By contrast, the benchmark rate stood at 3.73% a year ago.. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 10, 2020 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were unchanged this week, remaining at record low levels against the backdrop of an economy punished by the pandemic. Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate home loan remained at 2.71% from...
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A "sale pending" sign is posted on.a home in Westfield, Ind., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Sales of new homes remained steady in October at a seasonally adjusted rate of 999,000 units. While the Commerce Department said October new home sales were down 0.3% from September, the government revised up its September figure marginally. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 30, 2020 - 9:00 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell for the second consecutive month as lack of available homes continues to stifle house hunters. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its index of pending sales fell 1.1%, to 128.9 in October, down...
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A home for sale with a "Sold" sign attached is viewed Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained at record lows this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the economy. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 25, 2020 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained at record lows this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the economy. Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac reported Wednesday that the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate home loan was unchanged this week from a record low...
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Middle-school counselor Shanon Baker poses for a photo in the school's library Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Sammamish, Wash. A master's degree and a full-time job weren't enough to help Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a partnership backed in part by Microsoft's affordable housing initiative helped do the trick. Urban Housing Ventures is cutting rents at 40% of the units in three buildings as part of an effort to make sure teachers, nurses and other middle-income professionals can live in the communities where they work. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 19, 2020 - 10:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Shanon Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick. In August, Baker moved into her new...
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The new Huawei Mate 40 Pro smartphone is held for a photo, in London, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. Huawei, has unveiled its Mate 40 line of phones, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, a product release that comes at a crucial moment for the company. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
October 22, 2020 - 10:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside the Chinese tech giant’s home market is very many buyers. Huawei, which recently became the world’s No. 1 smartphone maker, on Thursday unveiled its Mate 40...
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An employee leaves an office of SK Hynix Inc. in Seongnam, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea's SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 20, 2020 - 3:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. Intel said it will...
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