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

Evaluating renting versus buying a home

There are a number of factors you need to consider to determine whether buying or renting is your best option. Renting is usually the best option when relocating is a possibility or your housing...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Producing premier design show a major undertaking

NEW YORK – This year’s Architectural Home Design Show, one of the industry’s premier events, was attended by tens of thousands of interior designers, architects and design enthusiasts looking for...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Home price gains slow for 3rd consecutive month

WASHINGTON – U.S. home price gains cooled in February from the previous year for the third month in a row, as harsh winter weather and high buying costs have slowed sales. The Standard &...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Do you like your landlord?

Rentals. We already know they are hard to find, but in addition to finding the perfect living quarters, there are many things that can go wrong for both the renter and landlord. Problems – ranging...

DATE: May 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Tamarron Lodge plans face-lift

As Glacier Club moves to expand its real estate and golf operations, condo owners at the neighboring Lodge at Tamarron are planning to renovate the 40-year-old property’s exterior. Glacier Club...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

The ABCs of mortgage lending

The mortgage process can be intimidating. The mortgage world uses an alphabet soup of acronyms – FTHB, USDA, FHA, FNMA, FMCC, FHLB, LPHF, LTV, FICO, DTI, MI. Let’s break this down and see how a...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Sales of existing homes slip to a 20-month low

WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

LED technology being used in ceilings, carpets

LEDs no longer are just light bulbs. They’re now starting to appear as a built-in feature for ceilings – an advance predicted 50 years ago by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. These tiny...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

New-home sales dip 14.5 percent in March in U.S.

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate’s spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Tips, serious and not, for keeping squirrels away

They’re vermin to some. Cunning adversaries to others. Squirrels have long been a source of fascination and frustration for gardeners and bird enthusiasts engaged in a near-constant battle to keep...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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