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  • Mortgage rates rise for third straight week

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.80...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Buying a new house before selling the old one

    Home owners buy their second or third homes for a variety of reasons. They may be trading up to get more space and amenities; they may be downsizing, because they don't need as much space and want to cut expenses; they may want to relocate to get closer...
  • Living Smart: How to sell the unsellable house

    Do you think your house is unsellable due to its location? Highly rated real estate agents on Angie's List explain how to sell a house, even in the most undesirable spot. If the most important thing in real estate is "location, location, location," how...
  • Israel comptroller issues report on rising housing prices

    Israel's state comptroller has issued a report on the rapid rise in housing prices, another blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just weeks before next month's national election. Wednesday's report says the cost of buying a house rose by over 50...
  • US new home sales fall slightly in January

    Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales slipped 0.2 percent last month to...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same. TJX Cos. said Wednesday...
  • Snowy, Cold January Gives Slow Start To Hartford Area Home Sales

    Snowy, Cold January Gives Slow Start To Hartford Area Home Sales
    Home sales in greater Hartford, Connecticut got off to a slow start in January amid cold, snowy weather, a new report Tuesday show. Home sales in greater Hartford got off to a slow start in January amid cold, snowy weather, a new report Tuesday shows....
  • Historic snows causing headaches for real estate industry

    All that snow in New England may make your property look as pretty as a calendar shot, but it won't do you any favors if you're trying to buy or sell a house. The storms that have dropped an epic 8 feet of snow are causing grief for the real estate...
  • Bruster's develops strategy to manage growth in changing business climate

    PITTSBURGH Mention the Bruster's ice cream chain in conversation in Pittsburgh and people start talking about the locations that have closed in the last few years. CEO Jim Sahene acknowledges the purveyor of chilled treats went into slow melt mode around...
  • Home Depot approves $18B buyback; boosts dividend 26%

    Home Depot approves $18B buyback; boosts dividend 26%
    Home Depot authorized the repurchase of $18 billion of its own shares and boosted its quarterly dividend by 26 percent. The home-improvement store also beat Wall Street expectations for profit and revenue during the fourth quarter and it released a...
  • Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to flatten out

    Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to flatten out
    Another day, another sign that the housing market is leveling off. This time it's the highly regarded Case-Shiller Index, which found that home prices climbed 4.6% nationwide in the 12 months ending in December, down slightly from the previous month and...