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New home

February Sales of Existing Homes Remain at Multi-month Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in February fell 0.4% to 4.6 million from a total of 4.62 million ...
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Townhouses

KB Home Investors Cheer Profitable First Quarter

Shares of KB Home (NYSE: KBH) surged Wednesday after the homebuilder reported first-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened. It posted its first quarterly profit for the period since 2007. ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Tick Down, Applications Slip

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 1.2% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a drop ...
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home building

New Housing Permits Up Sharply, Construction Starts Slip

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in February slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000, ...
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Foreclosed home

Florida, Nevada Still Lead Foreclosure States

Foreclosure filings in the United States dropped 10% in February, compared with January, and 27% compared with February 2013, according to data releases Thursday by RealtyTrac. Florida, Maryland and Nevada ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Homebuilder Stocks to Buy and Sell

With the diabolical winter starting to wind down, traders are starting to take a hard look at the homebuilding sector to see who may have had success during the first ...
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Housing Patterns

Mortgage Loan Rates Slid Last Week, Mortgage Applications Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted an increase of 9.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index, following a drop ...
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Townhouses

January Home Price Gains Push Prices to New Highs in Three States

Home prices rose 12% in January, compared with the same month a year ago, for a 23rd consecutive monthly year-over-year gain, according to research firm CoreLogic. Home prices in Louisiana, ...
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House for Sale

Pending Home Sales Remain at Two-Year Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Friday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in January. The pending home sales index rose a tiny 0.1% from an ...
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Home Foreclosure Numbers Improve, but Still Far to Go

In the month of January, 48,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 11.8% month over month and down 19% from 59,000 in January 2013, according to research firm CoreLogic. While ...
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New home

New Homes Sales Surge 10%

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for January. Sales rose 9.6% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, from a revised ...
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Housing Patterns

Mortgage Loan Rates Rise Slightly, Home Purchases Fall to 1995 Level

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 8.5% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a drop ...
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House for Sale

Case-Shiller: Strong Home Price Recovery Is Over

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for December posted a month-over-month decline of 0.1% on the 20-city composite index. It was unchanged on the 10-city index. The 20-city composite rose 13.4% ...
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House for Sale

January Sales of Existing Homes at 18-Month Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in January fell 5.1% to 4.62 million from a total of 4.87 million ...
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Housing Patterns

America’s Most Affordable Housing Markets

The most recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index listed the most affordable housing markets in the United States. Most were older, industrial age cities in which home ...
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