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Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since April

  BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers...

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½...

  BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½...

US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the...

US home sales slowed in February after surge in January

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest...

Greta Garbo’s former NYC apartment on market for $5.95M

NEW YORK (AP) — Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. The New...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.30 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year. The markets were...

US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) —€” U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid...

US homebuilder sentiment surges to 12-year high in March

  BY ALEX VEIGA U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom. The...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to year-high 4.21 pct

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, marking new highs for the year. An increase in a key interest rate...

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch back on market for $67M

  LOS OLIVOS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is back on the market with an asking price of $67 million. The 2,700-acre property near...

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  BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio...