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Warren Buffett’s Childhood Home Goes on Airbnb

The bidder has to be a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B), but beyond that qualification, people can bid on a stay at Warren Buffett's childhood home, via Airbnb. There are ...
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New Housing Starts Collapse in February

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in February slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000. ...
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4 States Account for Nearly a Third of Underwater Mortgages

Of nearly 49.9 million mortgaged properties in the United States at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, about 5.4 million have a mortgage amount that is greater than ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Drifts Lower

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for March slipped two points from a prior reading of 55 in February to 53. The reading was well ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates on the Rise Again Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 1.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Foreclosed Property Inventory Stays High in New Jersey, New York, Florida

In January 2015, 43,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, up 14.7% month-over-month and down 22.5% from a total of 55,000 in January 2014, according to CoreLogic. The research firm also notes ...
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Housing Patterns

Cash Home Sales Highest in Detroit, Miami Metro Areas

In December of 2014, cash sales comprised 35.5% of all home sales, down from 38.5% in December of 2013, and marking the 24th consecutive year-over-year monthly declines. Cash sales also ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Fall for First Time in a Month

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 0.1% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Housing development

Home Prices Remain Compressed in Nevada, Florida, Rhode Island

Home prices in the United States rose for the 35th consecutive month in January, but the increase continued to moderate. Compared with January of 2014, home prices rose 5.7%, including ...
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Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised ...
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California, Colorado, Texas Homeowners at Most Risk From Wildfires

In 2014 wildfires in the United States burned about 3.6 million acres, the second-lowest total acreage burned in the past 10 years. The year was second only to 2013 in ...
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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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House for Sale

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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Housing Patterns

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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