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US construction spending at highest level in seven years

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. more »»

 
 
 
US pending home sales rise modestly

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales edged up after dipping in June. more »»

Solutions for efficient bathroom lighting

September 3, 2015 Dear Jim: I plan to remodel my master bathroom/dressing area and my young kid’s bathroom myself. The previous lighting in there was terrible. more »»

Right at Home: New home decor with a lighter, airier look

September 3, 2015 By Kim Cook Associated Press There’s been a subtle shift in contemporary dÈcor; it started to emerge at this year’s furniture and design shows, and continues to gain ground in retailers’ fall and... more »»

New home sales rebound in July

August 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July, with sales surging in the Northeast. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 5. more »»

US home sales soar in July to fastest pace since early 2007

August 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years. more »»

Boomerang home buyers poised to return

August 27, 2015 TRINITY, Fla. (AP) — Tears still spring into Debbie Cooley-Guy’s eyes when she thinks about her dream home, with its wide, sweeping porc. more »»

US homebuilder sentiment improves

August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders grew slightly more optimistic about the housing market in August, putting their confidence at levels last seen a decade ago during the debt-fueled housing boom. more »»

Single-family houses fuel gains in homebuilding

August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on single-family houses last month at the fastest pace since the Great Recession began in late 2007. Housing starts in July rose 0. more »»

Americans waiting longer to buy first homes

August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes. more »»

US home rental prices rise again

August 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington. more »»

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

August 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. more »»

Can US housing industry’s comeback endure?

August 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. more »»

US pending home sales slip

August 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth. more »»

Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusion

August 6, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those... more »»

US home rental prices rise again in June

August 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington. more »»

Strong sales lift US home prices

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed . more »»

Right at Home: Decor with a West Coast vibe

July 30, 2015 By Kim Cook Associated Press There’s no single definition of California style: The state’s design sensibilities are as varied and interesting as its geography and climate. more »»

New home sales in June

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market might not be as hot as it appeared at the start of summer. more »»

US home sales surged in June

July 23, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market. more »»

Savvy ways to keep your home cool

July 23, 2015 By Katherine Roth Associated Press As summer temperatures — and utility bills — rise, there are some easy ways to keep cool that are cheaper and greener than air conditioning. more »»

 
 
 

 

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