54 Percent Of U.S. Metros Post Median Home Prices Above Pre-Recession Peaks In Q1 2018

IRVINE, Calif./ April 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q1 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that median home prices in 57 of 105 metropolitan statistical areas analyzed in the report (54 percent) were above their pre-recession home price peaks in the first … Continue reading 54 Percent Of U.S. Metros Post Median Home Prices Above Pre-Recession Peaks In Q1 2018

CINCINNATI | Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

CINCINNATI | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

Reduced Sales Activity, Rising Home Values Dominated First-Quarter Trends in Metro Chicago Housing Market, RE/MAX Reports

CHICAGO/ April 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Home sales in the metropolitan Chicago area continued to lag last year’s levels in March and throughout the first quarter of 2018, extending a trend that began in mid-2017, RE/MAX reports. First-quarter homes sales in the seven-county metro area totaled 20,198 units, dropping -7.6% from the same quarter last … Continue reading Reduced Sales Activity, Rising Home Values Dominated First-Quarter Trends in Metro Chicago Housing Market, RE/MAX Reports

Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

FREMONT, Calif./April 19, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A condemned Northern California house with holes in the roof and mildew in the pipes sold last month for $1.23 million, a price tag that highlights how a housing shortage is fueling skyrocketing home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listing agent Larry Gallegos said Wednesday he received … Continue reading Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

ATLANTA | Alabama mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone

ATLANTA| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the small town of Parrish. Mayor Heather Hall said on social media … Continue reading ATLANTA | Alabama mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone

LONDON | Global stocks take a breather as oil price rally continues

LONDON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday following a solid rebound based on waning fears about a trade war. Oil prices though pushed ahead to touch fresh multi-year highs on improving optimism about the global economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares … Continue reading LONDON | Global stocks take a breather as oil price rally continues

TRENTON, N.J. | New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

SAN ANTONIO | Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies

SAN ANTONIO | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich’s death Wednesday. The team didn’t provide further details. “We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. “She was a strong, wonderful, kind, … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies