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Average US mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at new low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the...

US pending home sales slip for 3rd straight month

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in May, the third straight monthly decline and evidence that a...

Robust US home price gains cool slightly in April

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in April, though the increase slowed a bit from...

New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West. Sales new...

Home sales up in May, but buyers face sharply rising prices

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being...

US housing starts drop for 3rd straight month

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the...

Higher prices squeezing both renters and would-be homeowners

BY ALEX VEIGA A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles,...

US homebuilder sentiment edges lower in June

BY ALEX VEIGA U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic, a shift that follows a big drop in sales of new homes in April. The...

Ever wanted to live in 2 nations at once? Here’s your...

BY WILSON RING BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) — For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest...

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