Residential real estate

February 22, 2018 - 2:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren't sure they can trust the...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale. The National Association of Realtors says sales dropped 3.2 percent last month, the second...
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The eldest son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr's Trump Towers ads are seen in major newspapers in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside of the Indian capital. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 20, 2018 - 9:18 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in...
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Oregon Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene, poses for a photo above the floor of the House of Representatives in the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. A bill Fahey sponsored that was unanimously endorsed by the House would make it easier for homeowners to delete racist exclusionary language from their property deeds. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
February 15, 2018 - 7:24 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lawmaker Julie Fahey and her husband bought a house, the deed said that only whites could live there unless the person was a domestic servant. Across America, many home owners and buyers of older properties like Fahey are shocked to see racist exclusions remaining on...
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FILE- This Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Steve Dreiseszun, a resident of the F.Q. Story historic district in Phoenix, holds a graphic of the increased noise brought on by airplanes flying along new flight paths out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. More than three years after waking up to find window-rattling flights rerouted over their homes in an airborne highway, residents of Phoenix’s historic downtown districts said they finally felt the FAA was listening to them. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 14, 2018 - 12:57 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 100 people strolled through the high school cafeteria throughout the evening, studying colored graphs of flight takeoffs and jotting down comments for officials. More than three years after they awoke to find window-rattling flights rerouted in an airborne highway above their...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, photo, Bryan Kirschner, left, and his wife, Holly Ferguson, supporters of a proposed development plan, stand in front of their tall, narrow house, which sits adjacent to older, traditional homes, in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's crisis of homelessness. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2018 - 1:41 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's crisis of homelessness...
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February 05, 2018 - 8:40 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a heavy police response to an incident in Colorado Springs (all times local): 6:34 p.m. Authorities in Colorado says a deputy has died after being shot while investigating a stolen vehicle. Three other law enforcement officers were injured. El Paso...
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February 05, 2018 - 8:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and their Russian allies stepped up attacks on rebel-held areas on Monday, killing at least 23 civilians east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province, opposition activists reported. The assault on...
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January 30, 2018 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published Monday comes from a researcher at McGill University in Montreal and was commissioned by the Hotel Trades...
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