Home buying

July 19, 2018 - 6:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million. Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000. Real...
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This June 28, 2018 photo shows 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York owned by the Kushner Cos. An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.’ largest residential buildings in New York City reveals what some residents say was a campaign that used noisy construction to push rent-stabilized tenants out and bring high-paying condo buyers in. More than a dozen tenants told the AP that they were subjected to relentless banging, drilling, dust and rats. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned...
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July 15, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m. showing of the movie "Sorry to Bother You" at the Nickelodeon in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. The Portland...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 12, 2018 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is just beginning, but his public financial disclosures make one thing clear: He's not as wealthy as many already on the high court. Public disclosure forms for 2017 show that the federal judge would come to the nation's highest...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, is welcomed by China's Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang at the Bayi Building in Beijing Thursday, June 28, 2018. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $675 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes a 2.6 percent raise for the military. The 359-49 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a similar measure this week. The House bill...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, an "Under Contract" sign is displayed in front of home for sale in Raymond, N.H. On Wednesday, June 27, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 27, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as sales are being stifled by a shortage of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index slipped 0.5 percent last month to 105.9, the second straight...
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This Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo shows a home for sale in Alameda, Calif. On Tuesday, June 26, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for April is released. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 26, 2018 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers compete for a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index moved up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, led by outsize gains in...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, a for sale sign is displayed in front of home under construction in Raymond, N.H. On Monday, June 25, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in May. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 25, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file phot, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior aide wrapped up in the ethics investigations of Pruitt has abruptly resigned. Pruitt announced the departure of aide Millan Hupp in an email on June 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 06, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions Wednesday about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss. Pruitt said...
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