Home buying

April 30, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in March compared to the prior month. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index climbed 3.8% to 105.8. Home sales have been recovering as mortgage rates have retreated after the average 30-year...
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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 - 12:21 pm
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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In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, construction workers build new housing in Salisbury, Mass. On Friday, April 19, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in March. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped 0.3% in March, as housing starts are running below last year's pace in a sign that inventory could be a challenge for would-be buyers. The Commerce Department says that housing starts last month were a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million...
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:43 am
CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don't want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000...
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A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 21, 2019 - 3:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates. Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increases in 2017 and 2018. But some rates began easing early this...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign, in Natick, Mass. On Friday, March 8, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in January.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 08, 2019 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts jumped 18.6 percent in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight months. The Commerce Department said Friday that January ground breakings occurred at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million. Home...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Allen Weisselberg, center, stands between President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., at a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Weisselberg, chief financial officer for Donald Trump, is now in the sights of the federal probes and congressional investigations of President Donald Trump’s family business. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 07, 2019 - 8:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Weisselberg is seemingly everything his longtime boss, Donald Trump, isn't. The modest money man has always been content to work behind the scenes, with no hint of flash, braggadocio or ostentatious spending. He lived in the same three-bedroom ranch house in suburban Long...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla is suffering one of its worst sell-offs of the year after announcing it would begin closing all of its stores in favor of selling its electric cars exclusively online. The goal is to allow Tesla to lower the price of its Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk envisions as the company’s first mass-market vehicle. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When Gary Bornstein spent $52,000 for a Tesla Model 3 last summer, he did it without taking a test drive or even seeing the car that he now owns. The Long Island, New York, financial consultant did his research and ordered the car online, a process that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is...
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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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