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May Pending Home Sales Slide on Declining Inventory

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for May. The pending home sales index fell 4.2 points (down 3.7%) to ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Slip Following Brexit Vote

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 2.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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April Home Prices Rise 5.4% Led by Portland, Seattle, and Denver

In all 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, April house prices increased year-over-year and all 20 also posted a month-over-month increase. Portland (up 12.3%), Seattle (up ...
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Finding Houses Where People Have Been Murdered

In an age when people can buy a $100 million apartment in Manhattan and $25,000 houseboats on the Ohio River, there might as well be a service to find houses ...
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Mansion With Its Own Airstrip For Sale In Ohio

Orient, Ohio is not far from Columbus, southwest of the larger city on I-71, on the way to Cincinnati. A mansion, with its own airplane hanger and airstrip is for ...
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Townhouses, Virginia

March Cash Home Sales Tops in Alabama, New York

In March of 2016, cash sales comprised 33% of all home sales, down from 35.7% in March of 2015, and marking the 39th consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales fell ...
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New Home Sales Tumble in May

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that sales of new homes in May slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Harvard Study: Housing Sector an ‘Engine of Growth’

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University on Wednesday released its 2016 report on The State of the Nation's Housing. Calling the housing sector "an engine of ...
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Existing Home Sales Reach 9-Year High in May

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in May rose 1.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.53 million ...
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FHFA Home Price Index Ticked Higher in April

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Wednesday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.2% year over year in April. Compared with April 2015, the inflation-adjusted home price has gained ...
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KB Home Posts Solid Earnings Beat

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) on $811 million ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mostly Lower Ahead of Brexit Vote

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 2.9% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Lennar Sales, Profits Beat Estimates

Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) reported second-quarter fiscal 2016 results before markets opened Tuesday. The homebuilder reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.95 on total revenues of $2.75 billion. In ...
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‘Amityville Horror’ House on Market for $850,000

There are very few houses in the United States that have truly iconic status: Mt. Vernon, Hearst Castle and the Amityville, New York, "horror house" are surely among these icons, ...
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Louisiana Plantation on Market for $1 Million

A throwback to the Old South is on the market for $975,000. Built in 1700s, it sits on the Mississippi. A nice spot, unless an owner worries about periodic flooding. ...
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