Home buying

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 - 10:01 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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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 19, 2019 - 12:07 am
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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FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for November is released. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 29, 2019 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a slower pace in November, as sales have tumbled and affordability has deteriorated for many would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index grew 4.7 percent from a year earlier, dropping off from a 5 percent annual increase in...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows a house for sale in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. On Thursday, Jan. 24, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week for the second straight week, sticking at their lowest levels in nine months after six weeks of decline. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from...
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Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Masuko said the Japanese automaker's board met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 18, 2019 - 2:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million)...
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Stacy Luoma, right, holds up the hand-made roses and butterflies knit top nightgown she bid on and won in the Gilbert/Busfield estate auction, against her grandmother Arbilla Moore, in Genoa Township. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 1:40 pm
GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan. Items sold in the American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company online auction...
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FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2018, file photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home in Surfside, Fla. On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, starting the year with an inducement to prospective homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4.51 percent from 4.55 percent last week. Despite...
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This undated photo shows Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32, who Los Angeles police investigators say is the suspect in a series of burglaries that netted thousands of items, including those of celebrities, in the Hollywood Hills area. Authorities say the suspect burglarized homes after casing them while pretending to be a potential buyer or real estate agent during open houses. Detective Jared Timmons said Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, that investigators have seized more than 2,000 items worth several million dollars allegedly taken in burglaries in 2017 and 2018. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 9:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly burglarized millions of dollars worth of property from Hollywood Hills homes of celebrities and others has been arrested, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Investigators found more than 2,000 suspected stolen items when search warrants were served on the home...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington shows a painting of Ivan the Terrible that was exhibited in art museum in Ukraine. The painting, stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home, is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine. Court records filed Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by U.S. officials say the painting of Ivan the Terrible was scheduled to be auctioned by a couple in Ridgefield, Conn., last year when a Ukrainian museum intervened. The museum said the work was a 1911 oil painting that had been stolen during Nazi occupation. (U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm
A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The FBI seized the painting after a retired couple in Ridgefield transported it to Washington, D.C., to be auctioned...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 14, 2018 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The White House is dismissing the accusations from President Donald Trump's former fixer that Trump directed hush money payments to two women during the presidential campaign to buy their silence...
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