More Housing Articles

  • Short-term home rentals get Biloxi's attention

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Biloxi officials say 160 property owners are advertising on the Internet to rent their homes and condos for a few days to a few weeks. Jerry Creel, community development director, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1BBc79E) that most aren't licensed or aren't paying taxes...

  • Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.1 percent at 25,154.62 while Japan's Nikkei 225 was little changed at...

  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.

  • US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce...

  • Americans are borrowing more for everything except the one thing Obama wants

    Americans are increasingly willing to take on credit card debt or to take out loans to buy cars or to go to college, but they're still shying away from the biggest category of consumer credit: home loans.

  • California spends big on housing, little on energy

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data. Per-capita spending on housing and utilities totaled $8,650 in 2012, which is sixth-highest in the country and well above the national...

  • Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on...

  • Improving housing market luring would-be brokers

    MIAMI (AP) — To motivate a classroom packed with 87 aspiring real estate agents, instructor Keith Grandy started off his one-week, intensive course with the promise of big money: With hard work, fresh licensees in the Miami metro area could make $100,000 a year if they complete at least two...

  • Year-over-year US home prices show a slowing gain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market. Data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.5 percent in June compared with 12 months earlier. That's a solid gain but...

  • Are Americans about to take on more personal debt?

    In mid-2013, Americans finally began adding mortgage debt, and picked up the pace of their borrowing for other kinds of spending, as data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's credit survey shows.

  • US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 9.3 percent in May from 12 months earlier. That's down...

  • The median American household lost a third of its wealth in the last 10 years

    The median American household saw its wealth decline by more than one-third in the past decade, according to a new estimate published by the Russell Sage Foundation.

  • Report: NYC public housing falls short

    The number of reports of multiple deficiencies in New York City's public housing units nearly doubled between 2008 and 2011 from 19 percent to 11 percent.

  • Here's what this week's housing numbers say about the recovery

    Those expecting the housing market to adjust to last year's steep increase in mortgage rates and resume recovering from the mortgage crisis will have to wait longer for clarity.

  • US home sales increase 2.6 percent to 5.04 million, fastest pace in 8 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales increase 2.6 percent to 5.04 million, fastest pace in 8 months.



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