Home buying

FILE- In this March 28, 2018, photo file photo an under contract sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, the National Association of Realtors releases its December report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 30, 2019 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December with affordability pressures causing interest from would-be buyers to fall. The National Association of Realtors says its pending home sales index fell 2.2 percent last month to 99, its lowest reading since April 2014. The...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at televisions at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Super Bowl season is an excellent time to purchase a new TV, as long as you have room in your home and budget. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 29, 2019 - 10:56 am
Buying a TV can be thrilling, yet daunting. To maximize the exhilaration — while minimizing the uncertainty — experts say to pay attention to at least five things. You may be considering a new TV ahead of the Super Bowl, but these tips work throughout the year, too. 1. SIZE Size alone shouldn't be...
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Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Masuko said the Japanese automaker's board met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 18, 2019 - 1:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million)...
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Stacy Luoma, right, holds up the hand-made roses and butterflies knit top nightgown she bid on and won in the Gilbert/Busfield estate auction, against her grandmother Arbilla Moore, in Genoa Township. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 1:40 pm
GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan. Items sold in the American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company online auction...
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January 14, 2019 - 5:35 pm
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Newport Daily News, citing public records,...
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FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2018, file photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home in Surfside, Fla. On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, starting the year with an inducement to prospective homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4.51 percent from 4.55 percent last week. Despite...
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This undated photo shows Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32, who Los Angeles police investigators say is the suspect in a series of burglaries that netted thousands of items, including those of celebrities, in the Hollywood Hills area. Authorities say the suspect burglarized homes after casing them while pretending to be a potential buyer or real estate agent during open houses. Detective Jared Timmons said Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, that investigators have seized more than 2,000 items worth several million dollars allegedly taken in burglaries in 2017 and 2018. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 9:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly burglarized millions of dollars worth of property from Hollywood Hills homes of celebrities and others has been arrested, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Investigators found more than 2,000 suspected stolen items when search warrants were served on the home...
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In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, crime scene tape meant to define boundaries for protesters is strung in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower during a rally against President Donald Trump's visit to New York City. Many believed that the presidency would be a boon to Donald Trump's business, but two years since he took office there is mounting evidence that president's divisive comments, that are so attractive to his political base, have actually hurt the Trump brand. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
December 23, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When workers pried the Trump name off another Manhattan building earlier this year, it capped a bad few weeks for the president's businesses. Donald Trump's golf resorts in Scotland had just posted millions of dollars in losses, one of his hotels in Panama had rebranded itself a...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington shows a painting of Ivan the Terrible that was exhibited in art museum in Ukraine. The painting, stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home, is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine. Court records filed Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by U.S. officials say the painting of Ivan the Terrible was scheduled to be auctioned by a couple in Ridgefield, Conn., last year when a Ukrainian museum intervened. The museum said the work was a 1911 oil painting that had been stolen during Nazi occupation. (U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm
A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The FBI seized the painting after a retired couple in Ridgefield transported it to Washington, D.C., to be auctioned...
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FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. U.S. home sales increased in November for the second straight month, but sales plummeted 7 percent from a year ago amid growing affordability pressures. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 19, 2018 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales increased in November for the second straight month, but sales plummeted 7 percent from a year ago amid growing affordability pressures. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted...
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