Residential real estate

FILE- This June 15, 2018, file photo shows a "sale pending" sign is posted outside a home in East Derry, N.H. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, the National Association of Realtors releases its January report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 27, 2019 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January as lower mortgage rates appeared to give the real estate market a boost. The National Association of Realtors says its pending home sales index rose 4.6 percent last month to 103.2. The rebound has come as average 30-year...
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February 25, 2019 - 9:59 am
WACO, Texas (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper. The Texas couple made famous by HGTV's "Fixer Upper" home improvement show closed last week on the historic but rundown Cottonland Castle in Waco. A spokesman for the Gaines' business, Magnolia, says the couple...
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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 Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for December is released. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
February 21, 2019 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes declined 1.2 percent to...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
February 18, 2019 - 11:07 pm
Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are surprisingly bad at choosing the goals that actually matter most to us. Investment research firm Morningstar had 318 people write down their top three financial priorities, then showed...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise — a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife. Ekrem Uysaler says he and his team were looking at the home in January when one of his co-workers saw a small line on the home'...
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Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable on the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 08, 2019 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, says she knew "literally almost nothing" about the Trump Organization's work to possibly build a hotel, office and residential building in Russia while her father was running for the White House. Ivanka Trump also tells ABC News in an...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, photo file photo an under contract sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, the National Association of Realtors releases its December report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December with affordability pressures causing interest from would-be buyers to fall. The National Association of Realtors says its pending home sales index fell 2.2 percent last month to 99, its lowest reading since April 2014. The...
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Police investigate the scene where several Houston Police officers were shot in Houston on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. At least five Houston officers were injured in a shooting Monday in an incident involving a suspect and taken to a hospital, police said. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 10:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Two suspects are dead after a shooting on Monday that injured five Houston police officers, including four who were hit by gunfire as they attempted to serve a search warrant at a home where drug selling was suspected, the police chief said. A group of about a dozen officers with the...
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January 22, 2019 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty winds sweeping across Southern California have toppled trees onto roads, cars and yards, killing at least two people, relatives and police said. Offshore winds were gusting Tuesday in many mountain and valley areas, and periods of wind were expected to continue through the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a realtor sign marks a home for sale in Franklin Park, Pa. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in December. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 22, 2019 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in nearly six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted...
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