Home buying

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
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December 02, 2019 - 10:18 am
Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn’t. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. But many people still report being embarrassed about owing money. In one study,...
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In this photo from the late 1800s provided by the Saranac Lake Free Library, tuberculosis patients rest on the porch of a sanatorium in Saranac Lake, N.Y. The local boom ended with the rise of effective antibiotic treatment in the 1950s, but residents still honor the village's novel legacy. (Saranac Lake Free Library via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 10:50 am
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Tuberculosis put Saranac Lake on the map. Through the middle of the 20th century, ailing people seeking a “rest cure” reclined on cottage porches in the community to take in the crisp Adirondack Mountain air. Saranac Lake grew into a mini-metropolis of medical care, with a...
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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 - 10:35 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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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo an under contract sign is posted outside a home Park Avenue in Richmond, Va. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the National Association of Realtors releases its October report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 27, 2019 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to purchase homes in October, as would-be buyers struggled to find available properties. The National Association of Realtors says its pending home sales index, which measures the number of purchase contracts signed, fell 1.7% last month. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo a sign rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Westwood, Mass. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in October. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 26, 2019 - 9:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes dipped slightly in October compared with September but remain well above levels of a year ago, with lower mortgage rates helping spur a rebound in purchases. The annual rate of single-family new-home sales slipped 0.7% last month to a seasonally adjusted 733,000...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo,a man walks past the Export-Import Bank of the United States, in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 15, 2019 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. But Friday’s vote appears likely to break mostly along party lines and actually...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg answers a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Orlando, Fla. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 presidential campaign. Bloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination. But in a statement, his political adviser Howard Wolfson says Bloomberg is worried that the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is “not well positioned” to defeat President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 08, 2019 - 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are many questions surrounding Michael Bloomberg's potential presidential candidacy. Whether he'll have enough money to sustain a lengthy and bruising campaign is not one of them. The billionaire former New York City mayor opened the door this week to a potential Democratic...
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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 - 1:41 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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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 - 10:22 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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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, art expert Stephane Pinta points to a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen is expected to sell for millions at auction. Stephane Pinta, a painting specialist with the Turquin gallery in Paris, said an auctioneer spotted the painting while inspecting the woman's house in Compiegne in northern France and suggested she bring it to experts for an evaluation. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File )
October 27, 2019 - 11:33 am
PARIS (AP) — An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million...
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