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4/23/2019 12:30:00 AM

Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage-rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump.

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...

4/20/2019 8:00:00 PM

Dear Liz: I’m 60. Should I take a $50,000 distribution from my 401(k) to pay down my $146,000 parent Plus college loan and then try to refinance the balance with a private lender at a lower interest rate? I have $364,000 in my 401(k). I’m paying 8% interest on the parent Plus loan and planning...

4/19/2019 3:45:00 AM

U.S. new-home construction unexpectedly fell in March, decelerating to the slowest pace since May 2017 and suggesting builders remain wary even as lower mortgage rates and steady wage gains offer support to consumers.

Residential starts fell 0.3% to a 1.139-million annualized rate after a downwardly...

4/15/2019 5:35:00 AM

If you think home prices are too steep in your neighborhood, divert your eyes from the Beverly Hills Post Office area. Actress turned location scout Ronnie Mellen is asking $25 million for her 1,497-square-foot home.

That’s a cool $16,700 per square foot. For reference, the iconic Playboy Mansion...

4/11/2019 10:00:00 PM

The starter home has long served as the steppingstone into homeownership.

But lately it’s become difficult to tell first-timers from repeat home buyers, according to Zillow.

Both groups have similar preferences when it comes to square footage (2,000) and bedroom count (3), the real estate firm...