Housing

Mortgage Loan Rates Fell Last Week, Applications Rose 4%

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Kicking the Tires on That New Home You Want

Stainless steel appliances: check. Granite countertops: check. Hardwood floors: check. These items are among the many you'll see as you shop for a new home. Chances are that not all ...
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US Home Sales to Reach 10-Year High in 2017

In the first quarter of this year, sales of existing homes on a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) reached 5.62 million, their highest level in 10 years. If recent projections ...
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Online Visitors Flock to Rocker Cyndi Lauper’s Home

Cyndi Lauper was a rock star whose popularity peaked in the 1980s. She has just put her home in Connecticut up for sale at an asking price of $1.25 million. ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Change Little, Applications Drop 4%

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 4.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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April Housing Starts, Permits Bring Bad News for First-Time Homebuyers

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in April fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.172 ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Climbs in May

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for May rose to 70, up two points from an unrevised April reading of 68. Economists polled by Bloomberg were ...
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10 US Cities Where Real Estate Prices Have Come Back the Most

The real estate crash in 2007 sent home prices plunging all across the country. The impact was particularly strong in states where prices had ballooned the most and new home ...
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House Across the Street From Warren Buffett Offered at $1.25 Million

According to Realtor.com, the house across the street from billionaire Warren Buffett's Omaha home is for sale. It has been on the market for some time, and the price has ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Ticking Up as Applications Rise Slightly

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 2.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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8 Reasons You Might Not Be Able to Sell Your House

When you're preparing to sell your house, your aim should be to avoid giving a potential buyer a reason not to make an offer. In many cases, this is a ...
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Mortgage Delinquencies Remain at 10-Year Low

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5.5% in February 2016 to 5.0% in January 2017. That's the lowest 30-plus ...
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Half of Americans Who Don’t Own Homes Expect to Buy Within 5 Years

On a national basis, since reaching a peak in April of 2006 before crumbling following the subprime mortgage debacle, U.S. home prices in February had recovered more than 96% of ...
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Huge Detroit Mansion Offered At $285,000

There are few places other than Detroit where someone can buy a large mansion, built in 1900 with six bedrooms and four baths within 5,500 square feet for $285,000. The ...
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4 New Rules for Home Sellers

There's not much argument that sellers have an advantage in today's housing market. That doesn't mean that all a seller has to do is stick a For Sale sign in ...
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