Home buying

A little-known device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in South Jordan, Utah. Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 33 guns within the last year, but that didn't raise any red flags. Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 04, 2017 - 8:01 pm
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 33 guns within the last year, but that didn't raise any red flags. Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. Some recent mass...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2014, file photo, a "Sale Pending" sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Quincy, Mass. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its August report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
September 27, 2017 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in August, marking the fifth decline in the past six months. The 2.6 percent decline continues to reflect the worsening shortage nationwide of homes being listed for sale. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:06 am
MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82...
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In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, new home construction is underway in a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 23, 2017 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year's. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales fell to a...
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August 01, 2017 - 1:28 pm
SHILLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania childhood home of author John Updike is nearing its transformation into a museum and literary center. The future of the Shillington home had been uncertain until The John Updike Society purchased it in 2012. Since then, the society has worked to re-create...
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July 31, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index rose 1.5 percent in June to 110.2. The gain still puts the pace of contract signings below its March...
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July 31, 2017 - 8:31 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Musicians are offering a reward for information about a burglary at a popular music venue in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Sgt. Jim Schultz says the 40 Watt Club in Athens was burglarized early Friday. A talent buyer for...
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This Thursday, June 8, 2017, photo shows a new home under construction, in Miami Springs, Fla. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales edged up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000. Sales have registered a healthy...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for May is released, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 25, 2017 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic national home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6 percent in May, the latest...
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July 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of purchases of existing homes to fall. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes slipped 1.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
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