Rising rates, slowing home sales expected to hurt remodelers

General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales.

Bhutan community thriving in Minnesota

October 21
Like generations of immigrants before them, a minority community of Bhutan has found a new home in the United States. One decade after arriving in the Twin Cities, more than 2,000 Lhotshampa are thriving.

Amid housing crisis, Reno's motor lodges become last resort

October 20
They were the toast of Reno in the 1950s, when the growing casino industry sparked a boom that for a time turned northern Nevada into the West's top gambling destination.
Home & Garden
October 19

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.
Home & Garden
October 19

Real estate firm buys Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui has been sold to an affiliate of the same investment group that purchased the Grand Wailea resort earlier this year.
Housing
October 19

Correction: NerdWallet-Liz Weston-Paying-Mortgage- story

In a story Oct. 15 about paying off your mortgage before you retire, NerdWallet columnist Liz Weston erroneously quoted certified financial planner Michael Ciccone. He…
National
October 18

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.
National
October 18

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.
Home & Garden
October 18

Another Manhattan building strips Trump name from entrance

Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance.
Housing
October 18

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates.
Housing
October 18

US mortgage rates fall slightly; 30-year at 4.85 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly this week, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates.
Home & Garden
October 18

Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million.
Housing
October 17

Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade.