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  • Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014

     Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014
    Homes sales appear to rebounding across the state and in Hampton Roads. Realtors sold 22,968 homes during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). That's a 2.3 percent increase over...
  • US new home sales surge 11.6 percent in December; gains bode well for 2015

    Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales climbed 11.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
  • US home price gains slow in November, restrained by slower sales and limited supply

    U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.3 percent in November from 12 months...
  • Zillow execs follow housing data to surprising conclusions

    SEATTLE In less than a decade, Seattle-based Zillow has become the nation's leading brand for homebuyer real-estate information. It's become synonymous with looking up your home's value or someone else's. In a forthcoming book, "Zillow Talk: The New...
  • Websites reveal hot and up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    Websites reveal hot and up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Delving into the topic of what neighborhoods and communities are hot is a little like a discussion among friends about who's good-looking. There can be general agreement, but when it gets right down to it, individual tastes can affect the results. A few...
  • Sales of new homes spike in December

    Sales of new homes spike in December
    Sales of newly built homes hit their fastest pace in 6 1/2 years in December, another sign that the housing market may pick up speed in 2015. The Census Bureau reported that 481,000 new homes were purchased in the month, up 11.6% from November on a...
  • Los Angeles-area home price gains accelerate in November, report says

    Los Angeles-area home price gains accelerate in November, report says
    Home prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties climbed 5.1% in November from a year earlier, according to a leading gauge. The 12-month gain, seen Tuesday in the widely followed Case-Shiller index, is an acceleration from October, when L.A.-area...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Case-Shiller index shows more softening of home prices

    Case-Shiller index shows more softening of home prices
    The increase in home prices continues to slow nationwide, though South Florida remains in better shape than most areas. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 8.6 percent in November...
  • Disclosing defects of home best way to avoid lawsuit

    Disclosing defects of home best way to avoid lawsuit
    Q: I just read your informative piece about a homeowner considering a lawsuit against the home seller because of numerous repairs needed to the house. I was somewhat alarmed by this as we are considering selling our home. The original structure was...
  • John M. 'Jack' Martin Sr.

    John M. 'Jack' Martin Sr.
    John M. "Jack" Martin Sr. , a retired real estate broker who had been publisher of the Arbutus Times, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 86. Born John Melvin Martin in Woodlawn, he was...