Housing

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Cities With the Most (and Least) Empty Homes

Across the United States, the average vacancy rate was 1.6% at the beginning of February, according to new data from real estate research firm RealtyTrac. Several of cities with the ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Continue Falling on Market Volatility

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 9.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Nearly Half of Millennials Don’t Want to Be Homeowners

Not only is the millennial generation buying fewer cars than its predecessors, it seems that millennials are also less interested in buying homes. A lot less interested. According to a ...
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December Foreclosure Inventory Remains Highest in New Jersey, New York

In the month of December, 32,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, down 2.4% month over month and down 22.6% from a total of 41,000 in December 2014, according to CoreLogic. ...
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Warning Bells Grow Louder for San Francisco Housing Prices, Also Parts of Texas and Florida

California was the epicenter of overvalued and fudged mortgages ahead of and into the Great Recession. If you have watched the media reports and documentaries of how fast San Francisco ...
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October Cash Home Sales Highest in Alabama, Florida, New York

In October of 2015, cash sales comprised 33.9% of all home sales, down from 36.4% in October of 2014, marking the 34th consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales rose by ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Fall to 8-Month Low

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week decrease of 2.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Home Prices Up 10% in Colorado, Washington in December

Home prices in the United States rose for the 46th consecutive month in December. Compared with December of 2014, home prices rose 6.3%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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December Pending Home Sales Tick Higher

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for December. The pending home sales index rose by just 0.1% to 106.8 ...
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Maryland, Connecticut, Florida Top States for November Distressed Home Sales

U.S. sales of distressed homes totaled 11.9% of all homes sold in November of this year, according to data posted Wednesday by CoreLogic. The total represents a 1.9 percentage point ...
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New Home Sales Soar 11% in December

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that sales of new homes in December rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Dipped Again Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 8.8% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Home Prices Slide Most in Chicago, Boston, New York According to Case-Shiller November Index

In all 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, November house prices increased year over year, and 15 of the 20 posted a month-over-month increase. Portland was ...
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Investors Lukewarm on DR Horton Earnings

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) reported first-quarter fiscal 2016 results before markets opened Monday. The homebuilder posted quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.42 on revenues of $2.36 billion. ...
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San Jose Rents to Surge in 2016

San Jose has among the most expensive real estate prices in America. This has spilled over into rent prices. Not only does the city have among the most expensive rents, ...
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