Business is coming back for Minnesota's fractional real estate industry

Business is coming back for Minnesota's fractional real estate industry

Fractional ownership is a concept that's akin to a timeshare, but often comes with deeded ownership.

Q&A: A mortgage exec reflects on housing market's challenges

September 25
From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. So are prices. Mortgage rates are near historic lows.

Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments

September 25
Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that's home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.
Variety
September 24

Home listings: What $575,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Minnetonka Built in 1994, this five-bedroom, four-bath house has 3,703 finished square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, three fireplaces, a formal dining…
Variety
September 24

Home plan: Modern family functionality

PLAN HOTW160036 Total finished sq. ft.: 3,275 Bed/bathrooms: 4/ 4 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab  The contemporary exterior displays a variety of windows,…
National
September 23

Man killed at home rented by former Canadian talk show host

Los Angeles police were searching Friday for the killer of a man in a Hollywood Hills home being rented by a former Canadian TV talk show host.
Variety
September 23

Florida officer suspended after gun discharges, hits man

A Miami-Dade police sergeant is suspended with pay and a maintenance worker at the South Florida apartment complex where she lives is recovering after being shot when the officer's gun discharged while she was cleaning it.
National
September 22

Business Highlights

___Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accountsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts…
Variety
September 22

US home sales fell in August as inventories plummet

Americans retreated from home-buying in August, as a worsening inventory shortage appears to be hurting sales and pushing prices higher.
Housing
September 22

US average 30-year mortgage rate declines to 3.48 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week.
Housing
September 20

Ask Brianna: Should I delay goals to repay student loans?

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Housing
September 18

Mining town emerging from Superfund cleanup with optimism

For decades, a creek in the mountains west of Denver sometimes ran yellow from toxic waste gurgling out of abandoned mines — a painfully familiar story in the picturesque wreckage of Colorado's 1859 gold rush.
Variety
September 17

Zuckerberg's "compound" raises red flags for housing board

An advisory board recommended a California city refuse Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plans to demolish and rebuild four homes around his property because of privacy concerns, saying it won't support the building of a "compound."