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Real Estate

Gas line unlawful outside of easement

DEAR BARRY: I’m buying a brand-new home was planning to hire a home inspector before closing escrow.

More owners keep homes as rentals

Fortuitous financial conditions prod more homebuyers to hang on to their old place for use as rental property

Week’s mortgage rates remain largely stable

WASHINGTON – Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher last week, remaining near their lows for the year.

The rooftops in a West Side neighborhood as seen from Golf Course Road. The residential property tax rate in Albuquerque is the highest in the state. (Albuquerque Journal File Photo)

Your property tax bite

Albuquerque’s rate is highest in NM, double that of Santa Fe

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012, file photo, a worker stands in the early-morning sunlight on a home construction project in Newtown, Pa. The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June later Thursday July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

US new-home sales plummet in June

The modest sales caused the inventory of new homes on the market to increase to 5.8 months, the highest since October 2011