For $1.25 million, a house that 'says hello' in North Oaks

For $1.25 million, a house that 'says hello' in North Oaks

This architect-designed contemporary cottage in North Oaks was one of the first Home of the Month winners in 2003.

APNewsBreak: To fight foreclosure, NYC buying mortgages

June 30
New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their homes if possible or use the properties as affordable housing if not, officials say.

Average US 30-year mortgage falls to 3.48 percent

June 30
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid to new lows for the year this week amid market upheaval stoked by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Rates are at three-year lows at the height of the spring home buying season.
Variety
June 30

Smallest national park? Kosciuszko, forgotten son of liberty

If the hip-hop Broadway smash "Hamilton" can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America's fight for independence?
TV & Media
June 29

Business Highlights

___British chaos means interest rates will stay low for longerFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Economists say the British vote to leave the European Union means central…
Variety
June 29

Pending US home sales slumped in May amid supply shortage

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, with the year-over-year pace of pending sales sliding for the first time in nearly two years.
National
June 28

Business Highlights

___Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3BWASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that…
Variety
June 28

Checklist for that beach house rental: Bring your own tongs

My husband and I have vacationed at the beach in Rehoboth, Delaware, with our dogs for many years. We always stayed at a pet-friendly inn, except for one weekend at a condo. Nobody told us to bring our own bedsheets and towels, though, so an emergency shopping trip was needed before we could go to sleep.
Celebrities
June 27

Grace Kelly's childhood home is up for sale in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is on the market.
National
June 25

Britain's leaving the EU. What should I do with my money?

As many people around the world are trying to wrap their minds around what just happened in Britain, you may also be wondering "What does…
Housing
June 24

Home listings: What $129,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Mound Built in 1924, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom house has 540 square feet and features an upper-level bedroom, wood-burning stove, central air-conditioning, partial basement, porch, deck…
National
June 23

Business Highlights

_____Vote count starts in EU referendum; pound soarsLONDON (AP) — The polls closed Thursday in Britain's historic referendum with a leading supporter of the campaign…
June 23

NY requiring mortgage lenders to maintain abandoned homes

New York imposed new requirements Thursday on mortgage lenders to maintain abandoned houses before foreclosure.