Empty nesters swap Uptown condo for Mpls. 'city cottage' half its size

Empty nesters swap Uptown condo for Mpls. 'city cottage' half its size

Minneapolis empty nesters decided that buying a right-sized single-family home would be the key to downsizing to a simpler style of living, while reducing their monthly expenses.

How to buy a house you have not seen first

May 21
Home buyers and agents suggest a few tips that make all the difference on being able to pull off a home purchase from afar.

Average 30-year US mortgage rate rises to 3.64 percent

May 26
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week but remained at low levels that could entice purchasers amid the current home buying season.
Variety
May 26

Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06

Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.
National
May 25

House votes to bar purchases of heavy water from Iran

The House voted Wednesday to bar the U.S. government from future purchases of heavy water from Iran, undercutting the controversial nuclear pact with that nation and earning a certain veto threat on a key government funding bill.
National
May 25

Real estate world aflutter as Obama looks for his next home

Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedroom mansion in one of Washington's poshest neighborhoods when he leaves office in January.
Housing
May 25

Community profile: Lake Minnetonka

Home sales along Lake Minnetonka bounced back in 2015 after high water levels dampened the market in 2014. Homes built closer to the center section…
Variety
May 25

Agents say real estate market isn't as fun as it used to be

Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that's still trying to recover a decade after its historic collapse.
Variety
May 25

St. Croix river cabin is now a year-round home, thanks to artful renovation

A smart layout and handcrafted elements by local artisans turned a summer cabin into a year-round home. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
National
May 24

Asian stock markets rally on US recovery hopes

Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data and overnight gains on Wall Street raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy.
Variety
May 24

US new-home sales jump to highest level in more than 8 years

Americans ramped up their purchases of new homes in April to the highest level since January 2008, evidence of a strong start to the spring buying season.
May 24

Business Highlights

___Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parentsWASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement…
Housing
May 24

A rising housing market lifts builders, home goods retailers

A new report from the U.S. that showed Americans are snapping up homes at a pace not seen since the housing bust-fueled recession pushed the trading of shares of all companies affiliated with the sector into overdrive Tuesday.