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Pending Home Sales Higher for Third Consecutive Month

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for March. The pending home sales index rose 1.1% from an upwardly revised ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Mixed Last Week as Buyers Start to Appear

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 2.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Distressed Home Sales Continue to Decline

U.S. sales of distressed homes totaled 13.5% of all homes sold in February of this year according to data from CoreLogic Inc. (NASDAQ: CLGX) and published on the company’s blog. ...
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Housing development

Denver, Miami, Dallas Post Largest Gains in Case-Shiller Index

In 17 of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, February house prices increased from a year earlier. The largest year-over-year gains came in Denver (10.0%), Miami ...
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Condo Apartment

3 Dividend Equity REITs to Buy for Strong Earnings and Forward Guidance

When a company posts strong earnings, shareholders are thrilled. When they post strong earnings and raise forward estimates and guidance, then you really have a perfect storm of data that ...
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Housing development

American Attitude Toward Home Buying Dips

Perhaps a slowdown in home sales has cut confidence in home values, or perhaps a deceleration in rising home prices. Whatever the cause, new Gallup research shows the "home buying ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Slip as Home Purchases Heat Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. The report noted a week-over-week increase of 2.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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home building

4 Top UBS Homebuilder Picks Could Deliver Solid Earnings

With many sensing we are in the final stretch of record low interest rates, some firms on Wall Street are expecting the fortunes for the top homebuilders to start picking ...
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Best Markets for Fixer-Upper Homes

Among homes that Americans are most likely to own are, first, primary residences, and second, vacation homes, which can also be rented. More intrepid buyers, and likely a small minority ...
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construction

New Housing Starts Disappoint Again in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000, ...
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home building

Homebuilder Confidence Weakest in the Northeast

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for April increased by four points from a prior revised reading of 52 in March to 56. The reading ...
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Housing Patterns

Mortgage Loan Rates Tick Higher

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its latest report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week decrease of 2.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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Wealthy

Housing Markets in California Heat Up, Sales of Cheap Homes Surge

People selling homes in any of California's cities have found their houses do not stay on the market long. Homeowners in several of America's old industrial cities have not been ...
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Foreclosed home

Foreclosures Highest in Florida, Michigan, Texas

In the month of February, 39,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 11.6% month over month and down 15.7% from a total of 46,000 in January 2014, according to CoreLogic. ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Drop for Third Consecutive Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. The report noted a week-over-week increase of 0.4% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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