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New Home Sales Flatten in January

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for January 2015. Sales ticked down 0.2% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 from ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Post Third Straight Weekly Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 3.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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December Home Prices Drop Most in Chicago and Cleveland

In 10 of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, December house prices increased. They remained unchanged in four cities and dropped in six others. House prices ...
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January Sales of Existing Homes Slide to 9-Month Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in January dropped 4.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million ...
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New Housing Starts, Building Permits Decline in January

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in January 2015 slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Rise for 2nd Straight Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week decrease of 13.2% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Slips as Snow Piles Up

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for February slipped two points from a prior reading of 57 in January to 55. The reading was lower ...
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Homebuilders Are a Surprise for 2015: 5 Stocks to Buy Now

If one industry has gone in and out of favor over the past six years, it has been the homebuilders. With many of the top stocks trading in the single ...
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Cash Home Sales Highest in Michigan, West Virginia, Florida

In November of 2014, cash sales comprised 36.1% of all home sales, down from 38.8% in November of 2013, and marking the 23rd consecutive year-over-year monthly declines. Cash sales rose ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Ticked Higher Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week decrease of 9% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Foreclosed Property Inventory in New Jersey, New York Remains High

In the month of December 2014, some 39,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 4.9% month-over-month and down 13.7% from a total of 46,000 in December of 2013, according to ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Slipped Lower Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its latest report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 1.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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Nevada and Florida Home Prices Still a Third Below Peak

Home prices in the United States rose for the 34th consecutive month in December, but the increase continued to moderate. Compared with December of 2013, home prices rose 5%, including ...
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Over a Third of Americans Don’t Know Mortgage Rate

While most Americans likely know their shoe size or age of their children, over a third do not know the interest rates of their mortgages. These people are more likely to care ...
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Pending Home Sales Dipped Sharply in December

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in December. The pending home sales index fell 3.7% from a downwardly revised ...
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