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US new home sales soar in December

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2007. more »»

Pending home sales inch up

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. more »»

Construction spending hit 8-year-high in 2015

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years. Construction spending increased 0. more »»

US rental home price growth slows

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Home rental price growth turned tame in December — a sign that a burst of new apartment construction last year may be relieving cost pressures. more »»

Home prices rise, fueled by economy

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market. more »»

US home purchases rebound; 2015 had most sales in 9 years

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years. more »»

Right at Home: Bold, black kitchens serve up style

January 28, 2016 By Kim Cook Associated Press The kitchen’s often a room to experiment — with decor, as well as food and drin. more »»

Housing starts slip, annual gains solid

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — US builders started fewer homes in December, but prior gains meant that residential construction ended 2015 at its healthiest level in eight years. Housing starts dipped . more »»

Improving the kitchen in small (or big) ways

January 14, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. more »»

Do your homework on home warranties

January 14, 2016 By Melissa Kossler Dutton For The Associated Press Home sellers hoping to close a deal sometimes agree to purchase home warranties to give their buyers peace of mind. more »»

Ideas for a cheerful post-holiday mantel

January 14, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press When January arrives, even Christmas-loving homeowners might be happy to put away Santa and his reindeer. more »»

Feathers soar as a decor trend

January 14, 2016 By Kim Cook Associated Press When you think of a feather, what comes to mind? Peacock plumage in flamboyant, iridescent blues? Or maybe a leafy glade full of forest creatures and woodsy hues? The... more »»

US homebuilder sentiment slips in December

December 17, 2015 By Alex Veiga AP Business Writer U.S. more »»

Should you sell your home this holiday season?

December 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — The holidays have arrived and so has the time of year when home sellers wonder whether they should keep their properties on the market or take them off. more »»

How top artists choose, display works at home

December 17, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine being invited on a house tour of the homes of 25 well-known contemporary artists, strolling around their big, airy downtown lofts and other city abodes as they take you aside... more »»

Home splurges to treat yourself this season

December 10, 2015 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press So many of our home-improvement and design choices are practical ones: Which sofa will stand up over the years? Which paint color matches the furniture? But wha... more »»

US construction spending rises

December 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending jumped in October, fueled by solid gains in home building and the largest increase in federal construction in nine years. more »»

US pending home sales edge upward

December 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in October, a modest rebound after two prior monthly declines. more »»

Winter causes stresses on trees and shrubs

December 3, 2015 Heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in residential landscapes. more »»

Picking the right air cleaners for your home

December 3, 2015 Dear Jim: I have a central air cleaner on the furnace, but my allergist recommended room air cleaners too. more »»



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