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  • Foreclosure assistance available for Long Island 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The state is sending experts to Long Island to assist homeowners facing foreclosures.

  • Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:00 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

  • California home prices surge in March; sales fall 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:11 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - California home prices surged to a six-year high in March amid lackluster sales at the start of the traditional buying season, a research firm said Wednesday.

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

  • Southern California home prices climb in March 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:00 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

  • Fannie Mae cuts ties with 2 foreclosure law firms 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:50 am
  • DENVER - Mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae has cut ties with Colorado's two largest foreclosure law firms.

  • JPMorgan's first-quarter profit falls 20 percent 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 am
  • NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, said Friday its first-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, driven by a decline in investment banking and mortgage lending.

  • Lafayette home sales dip in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:49 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Home sales in Lafayette Parish were down 5 percent for the first three months of this year based on listings reported to the Realtor Association of Acadiana.

  • US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

  • Beazer: Closings, home orders down in Jan-March 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:11 pm
  • ATLANTA - Beazer Homes USA Inc. said Thursday that completed home sales and new orders fell sharply in the first three months of the year.

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

  • Minnesota's foreclosure crisis eases 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:20 am
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's foreclosure crisis is easing after eight long years.

  • Mudslide homeowners still on hook for mortgages 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:50 pm
  • SEATTLE - Property owners who lost their houses in the Oso mudslide probably still owe payments on their home loans.

  • US construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. construction spending posted a slight increase in February as a rebound in construction of hotels and other nonresidential buildings offset a decline in housing.

  • US home prices rose in Feb. despite weaker sales 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:03 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose in February from a year earlier at a solid pace, suggesting that a tight supply of homes for sale is boosting prices despite slowing sales.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:06 pm
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  • Fewer home sales in NH, but prices rising 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:37 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Association of Realtors says there were fewer home sales this February than a year ago, but sales prices are up.

  • Correction: Fannie-Freddie Mortgages stories 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In three stories last fall about regulators' settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo & Co., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Housing Finance Agency sued 18 financial institutions in September 2011 over sales of mortgage securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that later soured.

  • Sales of new US homes fell 3.3 percent in February 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:29 am
  • WASHINGTON - Fewer people bought new U.S. homes in February. Sales fell to their slowest pace in five months, a sign that the housing market has yet to recover fully from brutal winter weather.

  • Sales of homes in Mass. falls in February 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:15 am
  • WALTHAM, Massachusetts - Sales of single-family homes fell by nearly 6 percent last month when compared to the same month a year ago, but median prices jumped by more than 7 percent.

  • Three Forks turns to private flood insurance 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:50 am
  • THREE FORKS, Montana - More than 1,800 Montana residents and businesses now receiving discounted flood insurance will start to see their premiums rise as Congress looks to get the federal program out of a $24 billion hole.

  • Mich. homeowners dread flood insurance rate hikes 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:34 am
  • DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Michigan - Katherine Calhoun gets nervous this time of year. She nods toward the rear of her home, where Ecorse Creek moseys through Dearborn Heights.

  • In Va, 20K-plus face flood insurance rate hikes 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 7:28 am
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - More than 20,000 Virginia homeowners and businesses could see their rates for flood insurance rise up to 25 percent as part of an attempt to put the troubled National Flood Insurance Program back on sound financial footing, potentially socking many across the country with premium increases they can't afford, according to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

  • Flood insurance rate hike could affect home sales 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:09 am
  • MILWAUKEE - Nearly 7,700 Wisconsin residents and business owners are facing steep flood insurance premium increases that could threaten their pocketbooks and ability to sell their properties.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.32 pct 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 11:01 am
  • WASHINGTON - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined last week, edging closer to historically low levels.