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Stories with subject: Residential real estate
  • Anita Baker countersues home improvement company 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:34 pm
  • DETROIT - Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn't been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home.

  • Bill could slow Florida craft beer industry growth 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:02 am
  • SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida - The fight between craft brewers and the distributors of Budweiser over the legalization of half-gallon beer containers has gotten so bitter that it is even being likened to extortion.

  • Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:34 pm
  • ATLANTA - Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests in the latest dust-up involving the home.

  • Small town election sparks controversy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:00 am
  • MONTEZUMA, Colorado - Questions about a local government election have turned into a mountain of a political dispute in Montezuma, which has just 65 residents.

  • AP MEMBER EXCHANGE: Vegas construction shakeup 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:46 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - This is what an industry shake-up looks like.

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.

  • Habitat group plans multi-home push in Evansville 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:58 am
  • EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Habitat for Humanity of Evansville has set its sights on a multi-home building effort in the city's Jacobsville neighborhood, on property donated by Deaconess.

  • UMSL, Normandy look to revitalize neighborhood 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri-St. Louis is joining some of its neighbors in an effort to promote economic development in a nearby community.

  • 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.

  • Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:08 am
  • ISTANBUL - Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who've lived it.

  • NY AG settles with rent-regulated NYC apartments 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached a settlement with owners of 42 rent-regulated buildings in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan for allegedly harassing their tenants and denying them the right to organize.

  • Tenants claim discrimination by Brooklyn landlord 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:20 pm
  • NEW YORK - A Brooklyn landlord has engaged in a pattern of ill-treatment to force out minority renters, even failing to cash rent checks in hopes of later evicting them for nonpayment, tenants said Tuesday after filing a federal discrimination lawsuit.

  • 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.

  • Army Corps beach erosion fix would cost $43.4M 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:40 pm
  • FLAGLER BEACH, Florida - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will be expensive to fix beach erosion problems along Flagler County's shoreline.

  • Ohio-based outfit buys Maine's Cliff House 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:39 am
  • OGUNQUIT, Maine - An Ohio-based hotel group has purchased the historic Cliff House Resort & Spa on the Maine coast.

  • Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:12 pm
  • CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.

  • Flock calls on Newark archbishop to sell home 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:10 am
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - A petition with more than 22,000 signatures calls on Newark Archbishop John Myers to sell his retirement home that he's expanding with a $500,000 addition.

  • NJ towns grappling with rules for film crews 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:58 pm
  • MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey - Lights! Camera! Now, show us your permit.

  • San Francisco landlords pay tenants to move out 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:16 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco landlords are offering longtime residents as much as $50,000 to move out and make way for higher-paying tenants.

  • Lincoln man preserves city's history in his home 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:05 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - He's filled his home with so many antiques and decorations - a champagne chiller from the Queen Mary, a silver bowl from the Titanic, his 20 trademark Christmas trees - that he's lost count of some of it.

  • Take a tour on Lake Washington 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:04 am
  • GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A narrow two-lane road framing Lake Washington showcases many antebellum homes, some built as far back as the mid-1800s. While a handful have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years, others have been passed down through generations and boast original chandeliers that once were fitted with candles.

  • ND still negotiating purchase of Welk home 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:58 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - The state Historical Society is still negotiating the purchase price of the boyhood home of famous band leader Lawrence Welk, three months after the group decided North Dakota taxpayers should own it.

  • Portland neighborhood trying to save giant tree 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:13 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Residents in Portland's Mount Tabor neighborhood are trying to save a giant tree from the developer's saw.

  • Group aims to build Waikiki condominium hotel 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:29 pm
  • HONOLULU - A local development partnership has pledged more than $1 million in community spending in exchange for the city's permission to build a condominium hotel tower exceeding Waikiki's height and density requirements.