Home buying

FILE - This Wednesday, July 5, 2017, file photo, shows a "Sold" sign displayed in front of a house in Sacramento, Calif. A home of your own comes with new freedom and more responsibility. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 05, 2019 - 7:03 am
You signed the papers, got the keys and opened the front door. Now, that quaint little place is all yours. But more freedom comes with more responsibility. A lot changes once you're a homeowner. Here's how to prepare for a few of the adjustments — emotionally and financially. 1. YOU THINK ABOUT...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla is suffering one of its worst sell-offs of the year after announcing it would begin closing all of its stores in favor of selling its electric cars exclusively online. The goal is to allow Tesla to lower the price of its Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk envisions as the company’s first mass-market vehicle. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When Gary Bornstein spent $52,000 for a Tesla Model 3 last summer, he did it without taking a test drive or even seeing the car that he now owns. The Long Island, New York, financial consultant did his research and ordered the car online, a process that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is...
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FILE- This June 15, 2018, file photo shows a "sale pending" sign is posted outside a home in East Derry, N.H. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, the National Association of Realtors releases its January report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 27, 2019 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January as lower mortgage rates appeared to give the real estate market a boost. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its pending home sales index rose 4.6 percent last month to 103.2. The rebound has come as average...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
February 19, 2019 - 12:07 am
Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are surprisingly bad at choosing the goals that actually matter most to us. Investment research firm Morningstar had 318 people write down their top three financial priorities, then showed...
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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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