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January Cash Home Sales Highest in Alabama, Florida, New York

In January of 2016, cash sales comprised 35.5% of all home sales, down from 39.7% in January of 2015, marking the 37th consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales rose by ...
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FHFA Home Price Index Rises 0.4% in February

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.4% month over month in February. Compared with February 2015, the house price index has gained ...
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March Existing Home Sales Rise 5.1%

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in March jumped 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Rise Slightly on 30-Year Loans

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 1.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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5 Home Improvements That Don’t Pay Off

The number of opinions on home remodeling is at least as large as the number of remodeling projects homeowners want to tackle. One constant, though, is how the project enhances ...
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March Housing Starts Drop Nearly 9%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 ...
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Low Rates Driving Homebuilders: 3 UBS Top Picks to Buy Now

The Wall Street bears said that the positive momentum in the homebuilding sector would end as the Federal Reserve started to raise rates and mortgage rates started to push higher. ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Unchanged in April

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for April remained unchanged from March's reading of 58. The reading was lower than the consensus forecast of 59 ...
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Buy a House in Detroit for $1,000

The Detroit Land Authority continues to auction $1,000 houses, as the city has an estimated 40,000 houses that need to be torn down. The results of the program have been depressing. ...
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10 Top Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

Mortgage rates are near three-year lows, and in real terms housing prices have reverted to their levels of 2003 on a price-to-rent basis. Inventories remain a bit constrained, however, with ...
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Michigan Mansion on Sale for $72,500

It will need a lot of work to be livable by most standards. A mansion in Michigan is for sale at a price of $72,800. The home is on the National ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates at 16-Month Low on 30-Year Loans

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 10% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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February Foreclosures Highest in Florida, Michigan, Texas

In the month of February, 34,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 2.6% month over month and down 10% from a total of 38,000 in February 2015, according to CoreLogic. ...
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Better Information Leads to Happier Mortgage Borrowers

Buying a house may not be more complicated than it needs to be, but there is certainly room for improvement when it comes to accurate information. According to the Consumer ...
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5 Things Home Sellers Try to Hide

Realtor.com has come up with a list of five things home sellers try to hide from sellers. Presumably, this is done to enhance a house's value and stick the buyer ...
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