Residential real estate

FILE- In this July 31, 2018, file photo, a sign shows a house sold in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Sept. 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in August. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors says homes sold last month at...
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This undated photo released by the Phoenix Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 shows missing child Jonathan Nunez-Coronado, 5, 3'06" tall, 45 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. An Amber Alert has been issued for Jonathan and his brother, Victor, and their father, Dimas Coronado, missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where police said the victims and boys lived. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 4:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who was killed along with a male renter in her Phoenix home was pregnant, and the woman's estranged husband is sought on three murder charges and the possible abduction of their two sons, police said Sunday. U.S. and Mexico authorities were seeking Dimas Coronado, 47, on a...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home is under agreement in Stoneham, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the National Association of Realtors releases its July report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 29, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts in July to buy homes in July compared to the previous month, as real estate sales are slipping even though economic growth is solid. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index fell 0.7 percent last month...
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File - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Bishop Patrick McGrath blesses and dedicates the new Holy Cross Church in San Jose, Calif. The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has purchased a five-bedroom, $2.3 million home in Silicon Valley for its retiring bishop, which is raising some concerns among the diocese's 640,000 Catholics, given the church's mission of charity and serving the poor. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
August 28, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The bishop for the Catholic Diocese of San Jose has reversed course and said he will not live in a $2.3 million Silicon Valley home that the diocese bought for his retirement. Bishop Patrick J. McGrath acknowledged he "erred in judgment" and said he plans instead to live in...
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FILE- In this June 8, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for June is released. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 28, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose at a slightly slower pace than the 6.5 percent annual gain in May from a year...
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In this June 17, 2018 photo provided by Kali Poulsen shows a photo after the wedding of a daughter from the polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" at La Caille Restaurant in Sandy, Utah. The polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, because they said they needed a new hometown after realizing Las Vegas was a great place to take "exile" but not where they want to grow old. (Kali Poulsen via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 3:50 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The patriarch of the polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" drove around his new hometown in northern Arizona, admiring the mountain views but still thinking about the heap of boxes that needed sorting at the homes he rented for his four wives and 18 children. "We moved...
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Law enforcement with S.C. Department of Natural Resources take pictures of the site where authorities say Cassandra Cline was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator and killed while trying to save her dog on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Cline was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when she was attacked, state and local officials said. (Drew Martin/The Island Packet via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 5:54 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015 file photo, R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. An Atlanta-area property company is suing R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. SB Property Management Global, LLC., based in East Point, filed the lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. It says one home suffered damage to electric wiring, flooring, and windows and was missing items including a stove, furniture, ceiling fans and 22 light fixtures. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 17, 2018 - 3:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports SB Property Management Global, LLC., based in East Point, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. It says one...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
Royal Bank of Scotland will pay a $4.9 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 financial crisis. The Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday that the penalty is the largest it...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Hawaii lawmakers applaud after Gov. David Ige, who is running for a second term in office, signed legislation in Honolulu. Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is giving up her seat in Congress to block him from a second term. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
August 09, 2018 - 6:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants voters to look at his four years of accomplishments, including his handling of the Big Island's erupting volcano, as reasons to give him a second term. But U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, his main opponent in Saturday's Democratic primary in the heavily blue...
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