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  • US home rental prices climb again in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Real estate data firm Zillow says that…

  • Mike Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusion

    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…

  • US pending home sales slip in June

    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. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday…

  • Home sales in Virginia strongest since ’08 recession

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The Virginia residential real estate market saw its strongest second quarter since the 2008 recession, according to recent report. Multiple media outlets report that the Virginia Association of Realtors released a…

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for…

  • Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May

    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 4.9 percent in May from 12…

  • Trump sells NY penthouse for $21M

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump sold his New York penthouse in the Trump Park Avenue building for $21 million, The Wall Street Journal reports. He was the only owner of the 6,200-square-foot unit that has five…

  • San Francisco’s Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. It’s the birthplace of Chinese America, and to some extent,…

  • Theater gunman known as angry man with radical views

    For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion.…

  • Can US housing industry’s comeback endure? The outlook dims

    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. Or will it? Signs are emerging that…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks fall, but Amazon soars NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower in midday trading on Wall Street, amid disappointing quarterly results from several companies and increased worry that China’s economy is slowing…

  • San Francisco’s Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. It’s the birthplace of Chinese America, and to some extent,…

  • US new-home sales hit June slump

    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. The Commerce Department said…

  • After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the first group of…

  • US home sales surged in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

    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. The National…