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June Homebuilder Confidence at 6-Month High

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for June rose two points to 60. The reading was higher than the consensus forecast of 59 from a ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Tumbled Last Week, So Did Loan Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 2.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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April Foreclosure Inventories Remain High in New Jersey, New York, Hawaii

In the month of April, 37,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 0.3% month over month and down 15.8% from a total of 43,000 in April 2015, according to CoreLogic. ...
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Las Vegas Mansion Rented By Michael Jackson On Market For $9.5 Million

The Las Vegas real estate market suffered one of the worst results when the housing bubble burst. Casino unemployment and overbuilding made sure of that. But, the excess of ...
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A Toledo Castle on the Market for $99,995

People who live in the Toledo, Ohio, area or plan to move there can buy the six-bedroom castle at 2272 Scottwood Ave. for $99,995. The drawbacks are that it is in ...
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Underwater Mortgages Highest in Nevada, Florida, Illinois

Of more than 50 million mortgaged residential properties in the United States at the end of the first quarter of 2016, approximately 4 million (8%) homeowners owe a mortgage amount ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Remain Low as Applications Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 9.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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April Home Prices Rise Most in Washington, Colorado, Oregon

Home prices in the United States rose for the 51st consecutive month in April. Compared with April of 2015, home prices rose 6.2%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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Dallas Cowboys Home Hits Market at $11.5 Million

The son of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has placed his house on the market for $11.5 million. Team CEO Stephen Jones has lived like a king. One has to wonder ...
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Q1 Mortgage Refinancings Top New Purchase Loans

New home mortgage lending totaled about $380 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Of that total, refinancings accounted for an estimated $195 billion (51.3%), while new loan originations totaled ...
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15 US Cities at Greatest Risk From Storm Surges

June 1 marks the official start to the U.S. hurricane season, and 2016 is likely to see an uptick in hurricanes. That's relatively easy to say because no hurricane made ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Volatile as Applications Decline

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 4.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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March Home Prices Rise Most in Portland, Seattle, Denver

In all 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, March house prices increased year over year, and all 20 also posted a month-over-month increase. Portland (up 12.3%), ...
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Detroit Still Offers $1,000 Homes

As the City of Detroit bulldozes thousands of homes, it has maintained a small, and largely unsuccessful program that allows people to buy homes for as little as $1,000. The low-priced home ...
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A $252,000 Tree House for Sale in Kansas

Real estate listings are sometime exaggerations. The most searched house on Realtor.com this week is described as a "tree house." Actually: Designed to fit into the nature surrounding it, this ...
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