Staging your home to sell: Experts share their best tips

Staging your home to sell: Experts share their best tips

A few well-chosen improvements go a long way toward appealing to today's buyers, and it doesn't mean spending a fortune.

US home sales shoot up to 10-year high

April 21
Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season.

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

April 23
The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.
Home & Garden
April 21

Gunman in Missouri utility worker deaths had criminal record

A gunman who killed two utility workers in St. Louis before killing himself had a long criminal history, including drug and assault convictions, along with financial troubles leading to bankruptcy, court records show.
National
April 20

Regulators list many mortgage errors at Ocwen Financial

one of the nation's largest mortgage lenders that is not a bank — made numerous errors in the mortgages it serviced.
Housing
April 20

Long-term US mortgage rates fall to 5-month low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the fifth straight week to their lowest levels since November.
National
April 20

Average mortgage rate drops to 5-month low

The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months.
National
April 19

AP Explains: How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he sent a characteristically blunt message.
Home & Garden
April 19

Dartmouth College settles animal dump contamination case

Dartmouth College has reached a settlement with a family that said they suffered health problems from drinking well water contaminated by runoff from a site where the Ivy League school once dumped animals used in science experiments.
Housing
April 18

US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016

U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016.
Home & Garden
April 15

Home listings: What $314,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Eden Prairie Built in 1978, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 1,975 square feet and features two fireplaces, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, updated kitchen appliances and…
Home & Garden
April 15

Twin Cities architects share smart strategies for home design

We asked four Twin Cities architects to offer ideas on how to make a home more livable and how to make remodeling projects more affordable. Check out what they had to say.
National
April 14

Trump picks critic to lead Ex-Im Bank he once opposed

President Donald Trump plans to nominate a vocal critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to serve as its president.