Residential real estate

June 04, 2019 - 10:39 am
My partner had a goal: He wanted to be a homeowner by 30. A natural at saving, he built up a down payment throughout his mid-20s. I, on the other hand, always struggled to save. That put us in very different financial positions when it came time to buy a house. We were committed to sharing the road...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo a price reduced for sale sign sit in front of a home in north Dallas. On Thursday, May 30, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fifth consecutive week, tipping the key 30-year loan average below 4% for the first time in nearly a year and a half. The declining rates have been a boon to potential purchasers in the spring home buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to the audience before President Donald Trump speaks at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Government auditors say Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set and a dishwasher for his office’s executive dining room. In a report released May 16, 2019, the Government Accountability Office says the agency failed to notify Congress before exceeding a $5,000 limit to furnish or make improvements to the office of a presidential appointee. The dining set cost more than $31,000 and the dishwasher cost nearly $9,000. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 17, 2019 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government auditors say Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set and a dishwasher for his office's executive dining room. In a report released Thursday, the Government Accountability...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Sandra Lee attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit in New York. Lee says she and her longtime partner, Cuomo, are selling their house in the New York City suburbs. Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New Castle will be listed for $2.3 million. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 12:53 pm
NEW CASTLE, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee says she is selling the home in the New York city suburbs that she shares with her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New...
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May 15, 2019 - 8:29 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian government says the country's agriculture minister has resigned amid allegations about the misuse of European Union funds. A government statement Wednesday says that while Rumen Porozhanov denies wrongdoing, he has stepped down to avoid attacks against him...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2019, photo, shows a sign outside a home that has been sold, in Mount Lebanon, Pa. On Thursday, May 9, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 09, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week for a second straight week, reversing the upward trend in April as a lure to potential home buyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.10% from 4.14% last week. By...
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Los Angeles City officials at podium on right, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, from left, Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Urban League President and CEO Matthew Lawson, unveil the Obama Boulevard sign in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 4, 2019. A stretch of road in Los Angeles was renamed after former President Barack Obama during a festival and unveiling ceremony. The Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 05, 2019 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018 file photo, Peter Vance photographs lava erupting in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. A year after one of Kilauea volcano's largest and most destructive eruptions, people who lost their Big Island homes and farms to rivers of lava are still struggling to regain a sense of normalcy. More than 700 homes were destroyed in the historic eruption, and most people will never move back to their land. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 03, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A year after a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their cherished island lifestyle. More than 700...
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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, a sold sign is shown in front of a home in Surfside, Fla. On Thursday, April 25, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 25, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week for the fourth straight week, though they remain historically low as a spur to home sales in the spring buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.20% from...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 2, 2017 file photo, work is done on a home under construction in Sacramento, Calif. A measure by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test at a public hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
April 24, 2019 - 12:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state's housing affordability crisis. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener's bill is one of dozens on housing before...
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