DEREK KRAVITZ


Homebuilding permit requests up

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders requested the most permits in March for single-family homes and apartments in 3½ years, suggesting that many expect the... Read more

Executives see annual pay cut

WASHINGTON — Top executives at three companies bailed out by U.S. taxpayers during the 2008 financial crisis were ordered to take pay cuts by... Read more

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.... Read more

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... Read more

Mortgage rates continue to set new lows

 

WASHINGTON — 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... Read more

Home sales dropped 3.5 percent in July

WASHINGTON - The number of people who bought previously occupied homes dropped in July. The third decline in four months suggests the depressed... Read more