The Latest: Airbnb bashes New Orleans' proposed restrictions

The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times local):

Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage

December 12

A glance at US mortgage rates

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US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year at 4.63 pct.

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in three months, an inducement to prospective homebuyers in a haltingly recovering market.
National
December 12
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018, file photo, Ivanka Trump, right, departs Air Force One with Jared Kushner in Coraopolis, Pa. An Associated Press investi

AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest supporters.
Housing
December 10

How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks

You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning.
Home & Garden
December 9

Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools

Prospective home buyers in Seattle as late as last year faced the prospect of entering bidding wars or getting edged out by competitors with cash. That's not the case anymore.
Home & Garden
December 7

Police arrest teen in killing of sales rep at model home

Authorities on Friday arrested a Maryland teenager in the fatal shooting of a builder's representative inside a suburban model home, a killing that's rattled real estate agents and others who sell the kind of properties where the victim was attacked.
Home & Garden
December 6

Real estate seller found slain in suburban model home

Homicide detectives scoured the grounds of a model home Thursday in Maryland after a building company employee was found slain inside the suburban unit he was trying to sell.
Housing
December 6

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 4.75%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week amid a steep decline in stock prices.
Housing
December 6

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week amid a steep decline in stock prices, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
National
December 3

US construction spending down 0.1% in October

Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 0.1% in October, the third consecutive monthly decline, as weakness in home building and non-residential construction offset a rebound in government projects.
Home & Garden
November 30

The Latest: Bible inscribed by Einstein fails to find buyer

The Latest on auctions of two Einstein artifacts (all times local):