US existing-home sales jumped 11.8 percent in February

U.S. home sales soared 11.8 percent in February, aided by accelerating wages and falling mortgage rates that are improving affordability.

A glance at US mortgage rates

March 21

Consumers should soon see benefit of Fed's patience on rates

March 21
So much for those worries about rising interest rates.
Housing
March 21

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.28 percent

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring homebuying season opens.
National
March 20

New Fed forecast for 2019: Slower growth and zero rate hikes

The Federal Reserve sent a stark message Wednesday: The economy is slowing. And it won't be raising interest rates anytime soon.
National
March 19

NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants

A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections.
Home & Garden
March 19

Report: Some Wisconsin residents face housing cost burden

About 13 percent of Wisconsin residents are paying more than half of their income on rent or a home mortgage and this could have a negative impact on their health care, according to an annual report ranking the health of nearly every county in the U.S.
National
March 19

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

The Federal Reserve is considered sure to leave its key short-term interest rate unchanged Wednesday and to stress its new watchword — "patient"— in conveying its intention to leave rates alone for the foreseeable future.
National
March 15

7 tax changes investors should watch for as they file

Americans will face a slew of new rules during the first tax-filing season with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in effect.Here's what…
Housing
March 14

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year home loan reaching its lowest level in over a year, according to mortgage buyer…
Housing
March 14

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.31 percent

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year home loan reaching its lowest level in more than a year as a potential inducement to homebuyers.
National
March 14

US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January

Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the government shutdown.
National
March 13

Georgia Senate backs new electronic voting machines

Just months after a contentious race for Georgia governor, and amid several election-related lawsuits and a probe by U.S. House Democrats, the state Senate on Wednesday approved a House plan calling for the statewide purchase of new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot.