Real estate

U.S. home sales rose 1.3 percent in April

WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rebounded slightly in April, but the pace of buying remained below last year’s level. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales rose...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Middle class getting priced out

Rising home prices and stagnant incomes are pushing homeownership beyond the reach of middle-class Americans in more cities, a new study found. In 20 of the 100 largest metro areas, a majority of...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

FICO score a measure of creditworthiness

The FICO score is the best-known and most widely used credit-score model in the United States. First introduced in 1989 by Fair, Isaac and Company, the system was designed to create consumer credit...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Home accessories get glam makeover

This year’s design shows, such as NY Now and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, have featured eye-catching pieces by designers and artists who take elements from nature and give them...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Using IRAs for real estate investment

I nvesting in the stock market can be a hit or miss thing. Stock prices can fluctuate wildly, leading some investors to look for alternative places to invest their money. One of those...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Is investment property the right choice for you?

Real estate is one of the most popular forms of income investment because it is tangible. It doesn’t always work for everyone’s personality or portfolio, but it may be a good consideration if you...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Bathroom grab bars get stylish, blend in

The renovation of the master bathroom in my 83-year-old father’s new house turned out beautifully, with a frameless glass shower and handmade ceramic tile accents. Neither of us wanted to make it...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Road to a home just got bumpier

Applying for a home loan has become more challenging for self-employed people and small-business owners after the recession and recent banking reforms. Banks now require those who are...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Marijuana industry could boost warehouse demand

W ith recreational marijuana expected to be allowed in Durango and La Plata County by July, the area could face strong demand for warehouse space, a phenomenon that’s already affecting the Denver...

DATE: May 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Revamp, refurbish and remodel to reap the rewards

Homeowners often wonder which remodel and home-improvement projects yield the highest return. Of course, resale always is a consideration, but the beauty of home improvements is the ability to...

DATE: May 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Weaker sales slowed U.S. home price gains in March

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose at a slightly slower pace in the 12 months that ended in March, a sign that weak sales have begun to restrain the housing market’s sharp price gains. Data...

DATE: May 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Fixed rate or adjustable? Your choice

Adjustable-rate mortgages got a bad rap after the housing bust. Many homebuyers used the low initial interest rates on adjustable loans to keep payments low, but weren’t able to afford to pay their...

DATE: May 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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