Housing

October Housing Starts Up Sharply as Rebuilding Begins

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in October rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mostly Flat, Applications Increase

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 3.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Mortgage Delinquencies Fall to 10-Year Low

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5.2% in August 2016 to 4.6% in August 2017. The foreclosure rate fell ...
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12 Tips on Things to Do Before Listing Your House For Sale

Selling your home is a bit more complicated than deciding to sell it and then hammering a "For Sale" sign into the front yard. At least, it's more complicated if ...
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10 US Cities With Skyrocketing Home Values

If you've been paying attention to the real estate market for the past few years, you already know the cities where home prices are rising fastest. They would be San ...
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Mortgage Payments Rising Faster Than Home Prices

Over the past year, U.S. home prices have risen about 6% as the housing market recovery continues. One of the main reasons for the increase has been low inventory of ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Slip, Application Index Unchanged

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted no change in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending November ...
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CoreLogic September Home Price Index Soars 7%

U.S. home prices rose 7% in September compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 4.7%, more in ...
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4 Homebuilders to Buy Now After Being Hammered on New Tax Plan

While most of the details in the new Trump tax plan were received in a pretty positive fashion, one that did not go over well was the limitation on the ...
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6 Mistakes That Can Kill Your Home Sale

When selling your home, you want to get the best possible price, and that always involves paying attention to a million details. A good agent knows most of those details ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Higher, Applications Dip as Lenders Await New Fed Chair

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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August Home Prices Push Higher: Case-Shiller

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index rose to a ninth consecutive record high in August, increasing 6.1% year over year to a non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) index of 195.05. ...
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Homebuilders Lennar, CalAtlantic in $9.3 Billion Merger

Two of the country's top homebuilders have agreed to merge in a deal valued at $9.3 billion including debt. Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) will pay exchange 0.885 shares of its ...
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Sweetening the Deal May Help Sell Your House

Reaching an agreement on price may seem like the end of the home sale process, but as that wise philosopher Yogi Berra once noted, "It ain't over 'til it's over." ...
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Pending Home Sales Flat in September, Remain at Near 3-Year Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for September. The pending home sales index was unchanged from a downwardly revised ...
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