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Stories with subject: Home buying
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Correction: Little Known Civil Rights Icon story 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - In a story March 2 about the death of Walter Lee Fowlkes, The Associated Press, relying on a report from that quoted family, friends and a former state lawmaker, reported erroneously that Fowlkes was the subject of a 1963 AP photo showing a civil rights marcher being attacked by a police dog. The marcher in the photo was Walter Gadsden, not Fowlkes.

  • Abandoned homes in Guam create blight 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:02 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - Scores of abandoned homes across Guam are affecting the quality of life for neighbors and decreasing property values of nearby homes, with the ownership of many structures unknown.

  • Ow, Canada: US retailers get the cold shoulder 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:08 pm
  • For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. Exporting its cheap chic there seemed like a no-brainer.

  • Group hopes to buy house for student veterans 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:17 am
  • HANOVER, New Hampshire - A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College.

  • Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home for sale in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:38 am
  • BATH, Ohio - The house where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer grew up and committed his first murder is for sale again in northern Ohio.

  • Focus: HOPE hosts financial education workshops 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:06 am
  • DETROIT - Focus: HOPE will offer free financial education programs as part of Money Smart Week.

  • Growing demand for US apartments pushing up rents 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:28 pm
  • These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much.

  • 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.

  • Religion news in brief 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:11 pm
  • Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

  • Texas Brine moves contractors into nearby homes 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:56 am
  • BAYOU CORNE, Louisiana - Texas Brine Co. has moved contractors working on the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole into three homes the company purchased from residents who left after the failure of a company-operated salt dome cavern.

  • Drug access by terminally ill passes House 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:13 pm
  • DENVER - Legislation allowing terminally ill people access to unapproved drugs, a so-called "Dallas Buyers Club" bill, has unanimously passed the Colorado House.

  • 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.

  • Newport foundation buys 1725 Townsend House 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:01 am
  • NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The Newport Restoration Foundation has bought the 18th century home of noted furniture maker Christopher Townsend.

  • Couple to renovate historic Davenport building 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:39 pm
  • DAVENPORT, Iowa - A historic building in downtown Davenport will be converted into loft housing thanks to the interest of a couple with other renovation projects in the area.

  • 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.

  • Missouri State renovating Springfield buildings 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 10:57 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Missouri State University plans to renovate two buildings with strong connections to Springfield's history and then market them as housing for older students, who will be allowed to drink alcohol in the residences.