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.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.02 percent

May 18
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched lower this week. It was the fifth straight week that the benchmark 30-year rate hovered around the key threshold of 4 percent.

US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

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U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years.
Housing
May 18

Long-term US mortgage rates inch lower

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched lower this week.
Housing
May 17

US households owe record amount, topping pre-recession peak

U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008, when the financial crisis plunged the economy into a deep recession.
Housing
May 16

US housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April

Construction of new homes fell for a second straight month in April, pushing activity to the lowest point in five months.
Home & Garden
May 16

Welcome center groundbreaking planned for historic Breakers

The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island says it's planning a groundbreaking this week for a welcome center that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbors, preservationists and others.
National
May 16

Philadelphia sues Wells Fargo, alleging minority loan bias

Philadelphia is suing Wells Fargo & Co., claiming the bank overcharged more than 1,000 minority homeowners on mortgage loans since 2004.
National
May 16

China's chase of the 'golden visa' abroad, by the numbers

From the United States and Canada to small islands in Europe and the Caribbean, Chinese are spending billions on new passports and visas to move…
Home & Garden
May 15

US homebuilder sentiment climbs higher in May

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their business prospects, reflecting a recent surge in sales of newly built homes and a lingering shortage of…
National
May 14

JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art

What once were pieces of John F. Kennedy's home are now pieces of art.
Home & Garden
May 13

Wisconsin neighborhood program gains momentum

A La Crosse program that provides educational scholarships to families willing to build a new home or renovate a home in one of two of the city's deteriorating neighborhoods has generated so much interest that the nonprofit has a waiting list.
Home & Garden
May 13

Home listings: What $270,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Savage Built in 1995, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 2,106 square feet and features vaulted ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, full finished basement…