Slowing Home Sales Show U.s. Market Lacks Momentum – Yahoo Finance

Limited progress in the housing market is a risk for the economy, according to Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer . The real-estate market “continues to weigh on the recovery,” he said at a conference earlier this month. An increase in supply of available homes is limiting price appreciation, which could spur more buyer interest. Today’s data showed the supply of homes at the current sales rate rose to 6 months, the highest since October 2011, from 5.6 months in June. There were 205,000 new houses on the market at the end of July, the most in almost four years.

4 DIY Home Projects That Will Save You Money – Yahoo News

There are going to be times when you need to call in a professional to either remodel or fix something in your home that needs attention. But in many cases, it is quite possible to save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars by trying a do-it-yourself approach. With the majority of Americans spending upward of $4,000 per year on home improvements, according to a survey last year by American Express, it pays to take a look at some DIY solutions that can keep more money in your pocket as opposed to paying a professional.


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