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  • US new home sales fall 1.6 percent in November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell in November, evidence that recent job gains have yet to boost the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales slid 1.6 percent…

  • 5 questions to ask before buying a winter home

    If you have unpleasant memories of polar vortexes, you’ve probably daydreamed of having a winter home. And if you’re retired or your kids are out of school, you may already be planning your escape. But…

  • US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to…

  • US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers.

  • China’s wealth finds home in Washington state

    MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. “I’m so glad my mother made me study Chinese,” laughed…

  • Ford House sells Cezanne painting for $100 million

    GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help…

  • Michigan divides up $75 million in blight funding

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has divided more than $75 million in federal funding to fight blight among 12 cities, with Detroit getting about two-thirds of the money, as part of efforts to deal with vacant…

  • US home construction drops 1.6 percent in November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes. Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.03 million homes and apartments last month,…

  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. Just last week: – Congress acted to loosen the regulation of…

  • US homebuilder sentiment slips in December

    U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday…

  • Indiana officers buy homeless man bus ticket home

    BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three Indiana police officers who bought a homeless man a bus ticket to Virginia say “it was the right thing to do” after he told them he was trying to get…

  • Court overturns house’s tax sale over $6.30 bill

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow’s home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.30. A Commonwealth Court panel Thursday said the auction sale of…

  • Kenny Rogers’ mansion is for sale

    On his 1978 smash hit, \”The
    Gambler,\” country music singer Kenny Rogers cautioned listeners to \”know when
    to walk away … know when to run.\”

    Perhaps he\’s taking his own advice.

    According to a listing for Sotheby\’s International Realty,
    Rogers has put his Atlanta mansion on the market for $4.8 million.

  • Wegmans steps up to feed families struggling in the suburbs

    Food pantry stores dwindle during the summertime even though the need doesn\’t go away. And the new Wegmans in Germantown is stepping in to help a local food bank keep the food flowing to hungry families.

  • Zillow says the White House could sell for millions

    So how much would it cost to buy the White House? Ahead of a policy discussion with President Barack Obama, Zillow has listed the 221-year-old mansion on its real estate site.