Residential real estate

FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo a construction worker puts down roofing paper on a new home as he works outside in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 20, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million, up from 1.21 million in...
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©AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
November 19, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House press and CNN reporter Jim Acosta (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The Trump administration will fully restore Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but has warned the CNN reporter that he must follow a series of rules at future news conferences. On...
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A former dock facility is shown with old transfer bridges, with "Long Island" painted in large letters at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 14, 2018 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 1 2018, photo provided by HGTV, members of the "The Brady Bunch" cast from left to right, Maureen McCormack, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Barry Williams pose in front of the original Brady home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles. The cast members gathered Thursday at the home that was featured in the opening and closing of the sitcom. HGTV purchased the home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles for its new series, "A Very Brady Renovation." HGTV plans to expand the home without compromising its street view and reimagine the show's interior design. The program is set to premiere in September 2019. (Courtesy of HGTV via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 10:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia, Marcia, Marcia was in the house. Six cast members of "The Brady Bunch" gathered Thursday in Los Angeles at the home that was featured in the opening and closing of the sitcom. HGTV purchased the home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles for its new series, "A...
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October 31, 2018 - 11:24 am
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The suburban Detroit home of the late "Queen of Soul" is for sale. Aretha Franklin's 4,148-square-foot (385-square-meter) brick Colonial-style house in Bloomfield Township is listed for $800,000 . It offers five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and access to the gated...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last month to...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2007 file photo, Garrison Keillor rehearses for "A Prairie Home Companion" at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Public Radio is selling the century-old theater where Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” was based. MPR president and chief executive John McTaggart announced Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 that the radio network is selling the century-old Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul to famed Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
October 24, 2018 - 6:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio is selling the century-old theater where Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" was based. MPR President and CEO John McTaggart announced Wednesday that the radio network is selling the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to Minneapolis...
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October 22, 2018 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its...
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Annette Gray, left, from Valley Stream, N.Y., buys lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has soared to $1 billion. Gray said it's about "a dollar and a dream, but I spent ten today". (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 22, 2018 - 8:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much...
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October 21, 2018 - 7:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say they have indicted a 21-year-old woman for breaking aviation laws after she blocked the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker earlier this year. Prosecutors said Friday the woman failed to comply with orders from the plane's crew to sit down as it was...
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