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US homebuilder confidence slips

January 22, 2015 By Alex Veiga AP Real Estate Writer U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects ahead of the spring homebuying season, traditionally the peak period for home sales. more »»

 
 
 
Foreclosures fell in 2014 to levels before housing bust

January 22, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthier U.S. housing market and economy helped to winnow foreclosures in 2014 to levels not seen since before the housing bust. more »»

US home prices coasting upward

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home values rose at a measured pace in November, a sign that demand remains weak as many buyers have been priced out of the market. Prices increased 5. more »»

US pending home sales climb slightly

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers. more »»

US construction spending slips 0.3 pct

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp slowdown in government-built schools and infrastructure caused U.S. construction spending to fall slightly in Novembe. more »»

Right at Home: Feathers soar as a decor trend

January 8, 2015 By Kim Cook Associated Press When you think of a feather, what comes to mind? Peacock plumage in flamboyant, iridescent blues? Or maybe a leafy glade full of forest creatures and woodsy hues? The... more »»

US home price growth slows

January 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in October at a slightly slower pace, as real estate sales have fallen and affordability has increasingly become a challenge for potential buyer. more »»

Selling your home during the winter

January 2, 2015 Selling your home during the winter months can be a daunting task. The holiday season is already a hectic time of year and selling a house can be stressful. more »»

Rolling shutters save energy, improve comfort

January 2, 2015 Dear Jim: The sun bakes us through a large window. We also have a fireplace for heating in that room. more »»

White walls? Choosing the right white

January 2, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to paint a room white. Sounds easy, until you go to the hardware store to buy paint and discover there are dozens of whites to choose from. more »»

Sunrooms are economical way to add space

December 26, 2014 Dear Jim: I want to add a solar sunroom for inexpensive extra living space and so it will help heat our house. I would like to build a kit myself or to make one from scratch. more »»

Home construction drops 1.6 pct

December 26, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes. more »»

Personal libraries are great retreats

December 26, 2014 By Kim Cook Associated Press With the advent of tablets, cellphones and e-readers, could the book-lined home library go the way of the formal dining room? Not a chance, designers and retailers say. more »»

Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

December 11, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the new career trade-off: Around the country, areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. more »»

More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down

December 11, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent, compared with the current minimum of 5 percent, the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie... more »»

Ask a Designer: Multi-faceted master bedroom

December 11, 2014 We’re told a well-designed master bedroom should be an oasis of romantic calm. more »»

Home prices rise in October

December 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster year-over-year pace in October than in September, snapping a seven-month slowdown. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said prices increased 6. more »»

US pending home sales slip in October

December 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. more »»

Construction spending increases by 1.1 percent

December 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly built homes and schools boosted U.S. construction spending in October to the highest level since May. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 1. more »»

Options available for fireplace fuel

December 4, 2014 Dear Jim: I always buy firewood to use in my open fireplace. I burn it just for ambiance, not really for heat. I thought about using fireplace logs instead. more »»

US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

November 28, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. more »»

 
 
 

 

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