Residential real estate

FILE - This Aug. 15, 2005, file photo, shows a housing development with the Las Vegas Strip in the background. Las Vegas-area home prices hit a record high in March, ahead of the economic shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas Realtors reported Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the median sales price of previously owned single-family homes climbed to $319,000, topping the previous record $316,000 set in February and up 6.3% from March 2019. Home sales were up 5.2% during the month, and up 11.7% for condominiums and townhouses. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
April 28, 2020 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices were rising at a steady pace in February, before the viral outbreak shuttered much of the economy and caused a sharp decline in home sales. March sales of new and existing homes then plummeted as much of the U.S. population sheltered in place. The S&P CoreLogic...
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In this April 16, 2020, photo, John O’Connor, a reporter for The Associated Press in Springfield, Ill., holds a photo of his parents, Jack and Shirley O’Connor, and him at their 60th wedding anniversary celebration on Jan. 2, 2016. Jack and Shirley O’Connor, both 90, live in the house they bought in 1959 in Freeport, Ill. O’Connor says he and his siblings have focused on keeping their parents healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept the couple home, but hasn’t stopped the prayerful life they lead. (AP Photo/John O’Connor)
April 21, 2020 - 12:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — We call them “Madad,” my siblings and I: So inseparable, not to say indistinct, have my parents become during 66 years of marriage. When they call it's a twofer, dueling voices on separate extensions cheerfully greeting the new arrival on the line. But they don't call often...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo, a sign stands outside a home for sale in southeast Denver. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in January, (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 21, 2020 - 10:30 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes cratered 8.5% in March with real estate activity stalled by the coronavirus outbreak. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that 5.27 million homes sold last month, down from 5.76 million in February. The decrease was the steepest since...
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April 16, 2020 - 8:50 am
The Associated Press (AP) — U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago. The Commerce Department said Thursday that ground breakings occurred last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, down...
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March 30, 2020 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity. The Academy Award winner whose meditative commercials for Lincoln...
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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 28, 2020 - 10:53 am
MADRID (AP) — Soccer players and celebrities will take part in a global music festival on Saturday organized by the Spanish league in order to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus. Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Sevilla’s Jesús Navas will be among the players...
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Barber Sami Matta, left, gives a haircut to Steve Perosino, of Dedham, Mass., right, at Chris & Sam's Barbershop, in Norwood, Mass., Monday, March 23, 2020. The Barbershop is to close by noon Tuesday, March 24, in keeping with Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker's order that all non-essential businesses close at noon Tuesday and remain closed through Tuesday, April 7, out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 23, 2020 - 4:55 pm
The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Following are business developments Monday related to the outbreak as governments attempt to stabilize their economies, companies struggle to cope and millions of people...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Lyle Waggoner arrives at the "The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" in Los Angeles. Waggoner, who played comic foil on the show, has died. He was 84. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
March 17, 2020 - 4:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday. He was 84. Waggoner, who was battling cancer, died peacefully Tuesday at his Los...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The couple have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday, March 11. The 63-year-old actor said they will be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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March 17, 2020 - 2:52 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were released from an Australian hospital on Tuesday, five days after they were diagnosed with the new coronavirus, media reported. Queensland state's health department would not comment on media reports that the 63-year-old...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Renee Brown, vice-president of Wild Card Roasters, poses between a pair of coffee roasters at her roastery and cafe in San Rafael, Calif. As the coronavirus spreads, many small business owners are rethinking their strategies and adjusting the way they work. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
March 12, 2020 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Renee and Michael Brown planned to open a third location for their coffee company — and put their plans on hold when the coronavirus hit. Sales at the Browns' San Francisco coffee shop, Weaver's Coffee & Tea, are down about 4%; while that's not drastic, the coronavirus outbreak...
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