November 30, 2017

Longer-term mortgage rates slip for 2nd straight week

Long-term mortgage rates slipped this week, though shorter-term rates rose in response to better economic news that made it more likely the Federal Reserve will hike rates in December.
November 30, 2017

Family loans: How to dodge the drama

Financial advisers don't always agree, but when it comes to lending money to family, there's consensus: Tread carefully.If an adult child needs help buying a…
November 29, 2017

US pending home sales surged 3.5 percent in October

More people signed contracts in October to buy homes, ending three straight months of declines.
November 28, 2017

Homeless Samaritan to get house, dream truck, trust funds

A New Jersey woman who got roadside aid from a homeless man in Philadelphia has raised more than $385,000 for him — enough to buy a home and his dream truck and provide him with a small annual salary.
November 28, 2017

US home prices leapt in September by the most in 3 years

U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale.
November 27, 2017

US new-home sales jumped 6.2 percent in October

Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade — a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the worsening shortage of existing homes for sale.
November 22, 2017

Frat found guilty in pledge's 2013 hazing death in Poconos

A Baruch College fraternity has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses for the 2013 hazing death of a pledge in a rented home in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.
November 22, 2017

Mortgage rates mixed: 30-year down, 15-year up

Long-term mortgage rates were mixed this week. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell 3.92 percent, following the yield on the 10-year Treasury note down. The 15-year…
November 22, 2017

Rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.92 percent

The rate on benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped this week to 3.92 percent from 3.95 percent last week. But the 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage, popular among homeowners seeking to refinance, blipped up to 3.32 percent from 3.31 percent.
November 21, 2017

Housing market loosens slightly in Wisconsin

New data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows that the state's tight housing market is showing signs of loosening.