Stories by DEREK KRAVITZ

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Homebuilding permit requests up

U.S. builders requested the most permits in March for single-family homes and apartments in 3½ years, suggesting that many expect the housing market to improve over the next year.
By DEREK KRAVITZ

Friday, April 6, 2012

Executives see annual pay cut

The Treasury Department says nearly 70 executives at American International Group Inc., Ally Financial Inc. and General Motors Co. had their annual compensation reduced by 10 percent. The CEOs of ...
By DEREK KRAVITZ

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Pending home sales rise

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in November rose to the highest level in a year and a half.
By DEREK KRAVITZ

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Economists say 2012 should see growth

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 - if it isn't knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.
By DEREK KRAVITZ

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Mortgage rates continue to set new lows

Never have average rates on long-term fixed mortgages been as low as they are now: 3.91 percent for a 30-year home loan and 3.21 for a 15-year loan.
By DEREK KRAVITZ

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Home sales jump 7.7 percent as foreclosures rise

Nationally, home sales increased in August, following the local trend.
By DEREK KRAVITZ

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

Home sales dropped 3.5 percent in July

The number of people who bought previously occupied homes dropped in July.
By DEREK KRAVITZ
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