Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

The nation's largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city's many hollowed-out neighborhoods.

Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

July 19
The nation's largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city's many hollowed-out neighborhoods.

A glance at US mortgage rates

July 19
Housing
July 19

Average US mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 4.52 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week.
Home & Garden
July 19

'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million.
Housing
July 18

Pay down debt or save money? How to allocate your cash

It's one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings?Americans have a cozy relationship with…
Housing
July 18

US housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent.
National
July 16
In this June 28, 2018 photo, Sabine Anton poses for a photo on the balcony of her apartment in the building overlooking lower Manhattan and the Willia

Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

Twenty current and former residents of one of the largest buildings owned by the Kushner Cos. allege in a $10 million lawsuit that the firm used relentless, noisy construction that exposed them to cancer-causing dust as part of a campaign to get rent-stabilized tenants out and high-priced luxury condo buyers in.
National
July 16

The Latest: Kushners say suit is without merit

The latest on tenants in a Kushner Cos. building accusing the family firm of harassing them so they would leave (all times local):
National
July 15

Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Movies
July 15

Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies

A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie.
Home & Garden
July 15

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.
National
July 12

The Latest: Legal fight brewing over California beach access

The Latest on access to a gated beach in Northern California (all times local):