Home selling

March 30, 2020 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity. The Academy Award winner whose meditative commercials for Lincoln...
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Officials light a lantern from the Olympic Flame at the end of a flame display ceremony in Iwaki, northern Japan, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 25, 2020 - 6:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be? The most likely answer is — primarily Japanese taxpayers. “Of course there will be costs," organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said...
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Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. U.S. home sales jumped in February to their highest level in 13 years, a trend that will almost certainly be reversed as the viral outbreak keeps more people at home. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 20, 2020 - 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales jumped in February to their highest level in 13 years, a trend that will almost certainly be reversed as people stop showing their property out of fear of infection in the coronavirus outbreak. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that home sales jumped...
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This Feb. 18, 2020, photo shows a sale pending real estate sign in front of homes in San Francisco. On Thursday, Feb. 27, the National Association of Realtors releases its January report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 27, 2020 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a 5.2% jump in Americans signing contracts to buy homes in January from the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a solid economy are pushing up demand for housing. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its index of pending sales climbed to 108.8...
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A "For Sale" sign stands in front of a newly constructed home in Londonderry, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 21, 2020 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales of existing homes slipped last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5...
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February 21, 2020 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales of existing homes slipped last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5...
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FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows homes in suburban Salt Lake City. Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 13, 2020 - 2:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. A strong labor market and growing pool of would-be buyers as more millennials enter their 30s is expected to fuel demand for homes at a time when the inventory of properties for sale is...
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FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows homes in suburban Salt Lake City. Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 13, 2020 - 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. A strong labor market and growing pool of would-be buyers as more millennials enter their 30s is expected to fuel demand for homes at a time when the inventory of properties for sale is...
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January 29, 2020 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back substantially on signing contracts to buy homes in December, a possible sign of mounting affordability challenges as prices are rising faster than incomes. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index, which measures...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Scott Vasilisin, right works with trader Michael Milano on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22, 2020 - 2:04 pm
Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday, erasing the market's losses from the day before. The rebound came as health authorities around the world took steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China to keep it from spreading globally. China...
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