US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in November

...from 5.09 million in 2013. Analysts say sales of roughly 5.5 million existing homes are common in a healthy real estate market.The median price rose 5 percent over the past 12 months to $205,300. That's a positive for owners looking...

US home sales rise in October

...from 19 percent, according to the Realtors. As the real estate market has mended from the recession, the opportunity has...5 million existing homes are common in a healthy real estate market.Home prices have been increasing at a much faster...

Worker shortage felt by some local builders

...he said, have voiced their concerns to him."Almost all of my builders in the past year and a half since the real estate market has started to get better in a steady manner have talked about the shortages of labor," Todd said. "It could...

Bank-owned Lamar Building to soon go on market

The Lamar Building, foreclosed upon this summer, is getting work done to prepare the Broad Street building for the real estate market.

Business news

...mortgages, bonds and consumer loans.In other newsFEWER AMERICANS signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted...

Summer home sales reach highest point in eight years

...paying $182,000 for the property.The Nolans contributed to the busiest summer season for the local residential real estate market since 2006, a year before the housing bubble began to burst and ripple across the nation.Recent data from the...

US home price gains slow in June

...triggered the recession at the end of 2007. Still, the fallout from that downturn continues to cast a shadow over the real estate market.Nearly 35 percent of homeowners are "effectively underwater" on their mortgages, meaning that they either have...

$6 million changes planned for historic Partridge Inn in Augusta

...was brought in after the 2011 foreclosure to return the hotel to a stable footing and prepare the property for the real estate market.Having been a previous owner, Patton is familiar with the nuances, potential and age-related issues of the...

Small businesses step up hiring pace as healthier economy boosts revenue

...part-time employees who she could always rely on a necessity.A region recoversThe recovery in South Florida's real estate market and economy has allowed Tadd Schwartz's public relations firm to step up its hiring. Schwartz Media Strategies...

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

...Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos.According to Benchmark estimates, Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. Zillow reported nearly 83 million monthly unique visitors in June. Trulia reported...