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Co-buying a house: How platonic partners make it work

Dec. 07, 2022 10:45 AM EST

Seven years ago, Phil Levin and his girlfriend, Kristen Berman, pondered a common question: Should we move in together? Levin assumed they’d take a predictable path and find a more affordable apartment outside of pricey San Francisco. But Berman, a behavioral scientist, shared her...

Ex-Harvard coach, dad face jurors in admissions bribery case

Dec. 05, 2022 14:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A wealthy Maryland businessman bought the run-down home of Harvard's fencing coach for well above its value, bankrolled the renovation of his $1 million condo and helped pay the coach's bills in a scheme to secure coveted spots for his sons at the elite university, a federal...

Spray-painted house highlights affordable housing crisis

Dec. 02, 2022 15:44 PM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A message spray-painted on a two-story Janesville rental home accuses a tenant of not paying her rent. The vandalism not only makes a public spectacle of a landlord's ongoing dispute with a renter he's trying to evict, it also shines a light on the need for affordable...

Dallas Habitat for Humanity helps staff purchase homes

Nov. 30, 2022 09:40 AM EST

Rebecca Thompson was about to sign a lease for an apartment with a friend in early 2020 when businesses started shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So instead, the 34-year-old decided to stay with her parents to save money. But with home prices skyrocketing in Dallas, she thought...

Local police say 2 other stabbings, Idaho killings unrelated

Nov. 26, 2022 18:01 PM EST

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Almost two weeks after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their rooms, local police and federal agents continue to follow leads, but said they have ruled out any connection to two other stabbings in the Pacific Northwest. “There have...

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

Nov. 23, 2022 14:18 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown...

High mortgage rates send homebuyers scrambling for relief

Nov. 23, 2022 12:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mortgage rates are more than double what they were a year ago, so many homebuyers are looking for ways to put off some of the pain for a few years. The trend has driven adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, to the highest usage in over a decade. A...

Famed 'Goonies' house for sale in coastal Astoria, Oregon

Nov. 22, 2022 19:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for fans of “The Goonies:” the old Victorian home featured in the film is on sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering making it more accessible to the public. “We have a few interested parties right now,” said realtor...

Ohio's Intel project triggers housing fears in tight market

Nov. 19, 2022 09:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intel’s announcement earlier this year of a $20 billion manufacturing operation bringing thousands of jobs to rural Ohio was greeted as an economic boon. But behind that enthusiasm lurked a pressing question. “Where are we putting...

Environmental groups sue DOT over Mississippi road project

Nov. 18, 2022 14:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of environmental and racial justice organizations filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the U.S. Department of Transportation and its secretary, Pete Buttigieg, seeking to halt a Gulf Coast road project that the group says will harm the environment near...