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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Slip as Home Purchases Heat Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. The report noted a week-over-week increase of 2.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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home building

4 Top UBS Homebuilder Picks Could Deliver Solid Earnings

With many sensing we are in the final stretch of record low interest rates, some firms on Wall Street are expecting the fortunes for the top homebuilders to start picking ...
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Best Markets for Fixer-Upper Homes

Among homes that Americans are most likely to own are, first, primary residences, and second, vacation homes, which can also be rented. More intrepid buyers, and likely a small minority ...
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construction

New Housing Starts Disappoint Again in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000, ...
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home building

Homebuilder Confidence Weakest in the Northeast

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for April increased by four points from a prior revised reading of 52 in March to 56. The reading ...
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Housing Patterns

Mortgage Loan Rates Tick Higher

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its latest report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week decrease of 2.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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Wealthy

Housing Markets in California Heat Up, Sales of Cheap Homes Surge

People selling homes in any of California's cities have found their houses do not stay on the market long. Homeowners in several of America's old industrial cities have not been ...
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Foreclosed home

Foreclosures Highest in Florida, Michigan, Texas

In the month of February, 39,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 11.6% month over month and down 15.7% from a total of 46,000 in January 2014, according to CoreLogic. ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Drop for Third Consecutive Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. The report noted a week-over-week increase of 0.4% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the ...
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Housing development

Home Prices Remain 30% Below Peaks in Nevada, Florida, Rhode Island

Home prices in the United States rose for the 36th consecutive month in February, but the increases continue to moderate. Compared with February of 2014, home prices rose 5.6%, including ...
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Housing development

Mortgage Loan Rates Drop Slightly on 30-Year Fixed Loans

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 4.6% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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New home

Denver, Miami, Dallas Surge in Home Price Gains

In nine of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, January house prices increased year-over-year. They remained unchanged in one city and dropped in 10 others. The ...
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House for Sale

Pending Home Sales Jump 3% in February

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for February. The pending home sales index rose 3.1% from a slightly ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Continue to Decline

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 9.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Number of Underwater Homes in Atlanta and Las Vegas Still Huge

U.S. home prices rose about 6% in 2014, helping to lift more homeowners out of a negative equity position on their mortgages. The bad news is that negative equity -- ...
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