Topics :: housing
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Saturday Jul 14, 2012
The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index showed increases in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. That’s the second straight month that prices have risen in a majority of U.S. cities.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Sunday Jul 1, 2012
U.S. builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years. The increase suggests the housing market is slowly recovering.
Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
This year, actress Parker Posey will act as host with a special performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Chad Michaels. For the second year, Barclays will be the presenting sponsor for the summer benefit.
Monday May 7, 2012
Corporate interiors firm MKDA announced that it has raised $10,000 for musician Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence (TCR), a project of West End Intergenerational Residence that provides permanent housing and services to formerly homeless LGBT youth.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Wednesday May 2, 2012
An index that tracks the number of signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose to its highest level in nearly two years last month, the latest sign the battered housing market is slowly improving.
Monday Apr 23, 2012
The Emmy® Award-winning PBS home improvement series This Old House® has selected a 19th-century Victorian-era home in the city of Cambridge, Mass., and a woodland cottage circa 1935 in rural Essex, Mass., as its latest renovation projects
By Mike Householder | Monday Mar 12, 2012
A new rule took effect this week barring those who own or operate U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded housing from asking about an applicant’s sexual orientation or gender identity, an Obama Administration official announced Friday.
By MAE ANDERSON | Sunday Mar 11, 2012
The ritual of spring cleaning can bring lots of poetic benefits: spiritual renewal, charitable donations, a clutter-free lifestyle. But it also can be a way to save money - and even make a dollar or two. Here’s how to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Monday Mar 5, 2012
Maine’s 9th Annual Hospitality for Habitat Program raises funds for local chapters of Habitat for Humanity while offering considerable discounts on participating Maine lodging facilities.
By ALAN CLENDENNING | Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
Towering apartment blocks, complete with swimming pools and playgrounds, loom over empty streets, weed-filled lots and gaping excavation pits. The lone bank in this mega-development nicknamed "Manhattan" closed two years ago.