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Detroit • An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock. Skilled-trades workers, taking breaks from their tasks at …

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  • Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.87%
    Washington • Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but the benchmark 30-year rate stayed near a 19-month low. Mortgage giant Freddie Ma...
    Updated Dec 31 2014 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, shows a house for sale in Los Angeles. The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) U.S. pending home climb slightly in November
    Washington • The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be ho...
    Updated Dec 31 2014 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Gladys Manion, Inc. via Realtor.com shows the exterior a five-bedroom, five bath limestone mansion at 36 Portland Place in St. Louis, previously listed at $1.385 million. (AP Photo/Gladys Manion, Inc via Realtor.com, Steven B. Smith Photography) AP PHOTOS: A look at $1 million homes in the U.S.
    Sales of $1 million homes are booming, even as overall sales have sputtered this year. It’s further evidence of how the nearly six-year economic recov...
    Updated Dec 30 2014 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • U.S. home price growth slows for 11th consecutive month
    Washington • U.S. home prices rose in October at a slightly slower pace, as real estate sales have fallen and affordability has increasingly become a ...
    Updated Dec 30 2014 07:27 am   |     |   Share


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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Wheelhaus makes tiny houses mounted on wheels that are more like rolling cabins. The company started in Jackson Hole but recently moved production to Salt Lake City. Here three new houses are being constructed in their Salt Lake City facility Monday, December 15, 2014. Wheelhaus is selling about 50 units yearly to customers who haul them to recreation areas and partly to those exploring low-impact housing. Tiny homes are becoming a bigger player in Utah
    Ten years ago, small residential homes were a novelty. Today, they’re a movement. Thanks to economic forces and downsizing trends born of the Great R...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Average U.S. 30-year mortgage edges up slightly
    Washington • Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but the benchmark 30-year low remained very close to the 19-month low hit last week. ...
    Updated Dec 24 2014 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, a sold sign sits in front of a house under construction in Coppell, Texas. The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in November on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  U.S. new home sales fall 1.6 percent in November
    Washington • Sales of new U.S. homes fell in November, evidence that recent job gains have yet to boost the housing sector. The Commerce Department sa...
    Updated Dec 23 2014 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE- This Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 file photo shows a house for sale in Los Angeles. The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in November on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) U.S. home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.
    Washington • Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors said Mond...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • File photo by Leah Hogsten  |
Salt Lake County's future is likely to generate an increasing demand for high density housing projects, such as the Bud Bailey Apartment Complex at 3970 South Main Street, that are close to mass transit stops, land use planners agreed at a conference Thursday. Utah likely to become more urban as millennials flock to technology
    With Utah’s population expected to double by 2050, the folks who build houses, apartments, office buildings and shopping centers along the Wasatch Fro...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Nov. 4, 2014 photo, construction continues on a boutique apartment building on the southeast corner of Florida Ave. and 14th Street NW, in Washington. Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) U.S. home construction drops 2.8 percent in October
    Washington • Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the vo...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • An unidentified customer leaves a Lowe's home improvement store in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Lowe's reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Lowe’s rides improving housing market to strong 3Q
    Mooresville, N.C. • Lowe’s third-quarter earnings jumped 17 percent as home improvement retailers continue to rebound from a tough start to the year, ...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, builders work on the roof of a new home under construction in Upper Makefield, Pa. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its monthly index of builder sentiment on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) U.S. homebuilder sentiment rallies in November
    Washington • U.S. homebuilders’ confidence rebounded in November as both sales expectations and buyer traffic improved. The National Association of Ho...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The luxury property in Deer Valley Resort’s exclusive Deer Crest Estates community that sold for $7.7 million on Saturday. The property is 11,575-square-feet and has access to the Snow Park area of Deer Valley, and a panoramic view of both the Jordanelle Reservoir and Bald Mountain.  It includes a spa with a dry sauna and steam room, a home theater, a massage room and a library. The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom retreat was custom built in 2001 on the highest point of Bald Mountain in the gated Deer Crest community. Gone: Utah home valued at $13 million sells at auction
    Park City • Everybody wants to get a smokin’ good deal on a house, even if you’re a multi-millionaire. On Saturday, during a luxury real-estate aucti...
    Updated Nov 17 2014 02:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Oct. 27, 2014 photo, a realty sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Carlsbad, Calif. Real estate date provider CoreLogic releases its September report on U.S. home prices on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Pace of U.S. home price growth slows in September
    Washington • The U.S. housing market cooled off in September, as home prices rose at an ever slowing pace. Prices increased 5.6 percent in September c...
    Updated Nov 04 2014 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Rising prices, falling supply push down Park City home sales
    Residential property sales declined in the Park City area during late summer as prices continued to rise and a lack of supply appeared to be hampering...
    Updated Nov 01 2014 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Here are 5 tips for deciding if it’s worth it to refinance your mortgage
    The interest rate pendulum has swung in favor of homeowners again. A steady decline in recent weeks brought down the average rate for a 30-year fixed ...
    Updated Oct 31 2014 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Friday, March 21, 2014 file photo shows a home for sale in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for September 2014 on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) U.S. pending home sales rise modestly in September
    Washington • The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage ...
    Updated Oct 27 2014 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Average U.S. 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.
    Washington • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The...
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Fannie, Freddie deal with banks could expand lending
    Washington • A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that...
    Updated Oct 21 2014 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
    A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, h...
    Updated Oct 21 2014 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • U.S. eyes sale of NY’s Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm
    Washington • Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hot...
    Updated Oct 16 2014 03:51 pm   |     |   Share