December Omaha Hotel Inc., Omaha, Neb., reached an informal settlement with OSHA on Dec. 16 to reduce a $750 aerial-lifts citation to $525 and a $750 fall-protection-training citation to $525. The company was issued the citations Dec. 11 during a ...Read More »
Alex Veiga AP Real Estate Writer Los Angeles — Homebuilders across the country say they are finally seeing signs the three-year housing downturn is ending. This week, both Toll Brothers Inc. and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. were the latest builders to ...Read More »
Lisa Orkin Emmanuel AP Writer Miami — The federal government is exploring how to put Florida hurricane evacuees in foreclosed homes if a Katrina-like storm devastates the region and shelters, hotels and other housing options are full. Officials on Tuesday ...Read More »
Bruce Smith AP Writer Charleston, SC — Eighty-six-year-old Johnnie Leach leans on his cane as he sits in warm sunshine on the steps of the old slave cabin where he raised 13 children four decades ago. Despite the humble setting ...Read More »
Jacob Adelman AP Writer Los Angeles — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware issued a ruling Monday that could allow a massive Southern California residential development to emerge from bankruptcy protection. Judge Kevin J. Carey’s approval of the so-called ...
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Alan Zibel AP Real Estate Writer Washington (AP) — The number of U.S. homebuyers who agreed to purchase a previously occupied home in April posted the largest monthly jump in nearly eight years, a sign that sales are finally coming ...Read More »