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Stories with subject: Home buying
  • Nevada to review short sale practices 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:31 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - A Nevada agency will review practices in the real estate industry following an investigation by a Reno newspaper that showed dual-agency short sales involving a prearranged cash buyer accounted for more than 10 percent of home sales last year.

  • Massachusetts homes sales down in March 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:56 am
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts homeowners still appear reluctant to put their houses on the market, driving sales volume down and prices up last month, two organizations that track the real estate market said Wednesday.

  • Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:18 am
  • WASHINGTON - Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:37 am
  • HAVANA - The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.

  • 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 al.com 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.