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Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, cooks dinner with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, left, in the kitchen while their daughter Clara, 3, has a snack in their home, in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, i…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

WASHINGTON | Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.

July 11, 2014 8:39 am Photos

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Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, poses for a photo with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, and their daughter Clara, 3, by the front door of their home in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, it doesn't mak…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, poses for a photo with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, and their daughter Clara, 3, in the entry to their home in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, it doesn't make fin…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Ryan Carson, right, cooks dinner with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, left, and their daughter Clara, 3, at their home in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, it doesn't make financial sense to sell their homes, even i…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am

Home sales market surging 15 percent across Indiana

SOUTH BEND | Nissa Ricafort and her husband figured their ranch-style home in northeast Indianapolis would take two to three months to sell, but the weekend it hit the market the couple had 17 showings and accepted an offer for the full $185,000 asking price.

April 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale in Milwaukee

Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale in Milwaukee

A Frank Lloyd Wright house has been put on the market in Milwaukee.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Delaying repairs can haunt owners when it's time to sell

Delaying repairs can haunt owners when it's time to sell

In a recent article, I wrote that an expert recommended homeowners keep at least $5,000 in easy-to-liquidate assets, to cover emergency repairs or replacement costs.

May 22, 2011 12:00 am

Update the Uglies

The tiniest home improvement can make a huge difference. Even replacing a dumb old doorknob.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am

Firm: N. Calif home sales drop 23 percent in July

LOS ANGELES | Home sales in the San Francisco Bay Area plummeted 22.8 percent last month from the previous year to reach their lowest level in 15 years, a tracking firm reported Thursday.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am

Distress homes multiply on market, but buyers find no easy sales

RALEIGH, N.C. | When Josh and Amanda Brandt began looking for their first house this year, they wanted what every buyer wants.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am
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