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How 3 Million Potential First-Time Homebuyers Were Kept Out of the Market

About 3 million potential homebuyers have been kept out of the housing market over the past 10 years, according to a report published today by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, a unit ...
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Homeowner Equity Climbs 11.2% in Q1

U.S. homeowners have seen their equity increase by about 11%, or $766.4 billion, in the first quarter from the same period a year ago, according to an analysis by property ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Reach 6-Month Lows

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 7.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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CoreLogic Home Price Index Up 7% in April, Forecast 5% Increase in May

Home prices rose 6.9% in April compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 9.6%, more in line ...
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Why Forestar Shares Are Making a Run

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) saw its shares make a solid gain to kick off the week after D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) announced that it submitted a proposal to ...
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Competing — and Winning — Against Multiple Bids for the Home You Want

One of the big issues facing home buyers for the past year or more has been the relative lack of inventory, especially at the low end of the housing market. ...
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Detroit Plans to Board Up Every Abandoned Home Within 2 Years

Detroit's mayor, Mike Duggan, plans to board up every abandoned home in the deteriorating city. That is about 25,000 homes. The number makes the task monumental. The city would have ...
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15 Cities at Greatest Risk From 2017 Storm Surges

The U.S. hurricane season officially begins today, June 1, and the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last week released an above-average forecast for the ...
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Dick Cavett Lists Long Island Home for $62 Million

Former talk show host Dick Cavett has listed his Montauk, Long Island, home for $62 million. The town is just east of the Hamptons, home to many super-rich New Yorkers. ...
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April Pending Home Sales Dipped More Than 1%

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for April. The pending home sales index fell 1.5 points (down 1.3%) to ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Moved Mostly Sideways Last Week as New Applications Declined

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Tight Housing Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher in Most US Cities, Case-Shiller Index Reports

The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, reported a 5.8% annual gain in March, up from 5.7% last month and setting a 33-month high. The index's closely watched 20-city ...
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How Much It Costs to Live in Some of America’s Best Neighborhoods

The things that make a particular neighborhood stand out to a home buyer are usually a matter of personal preference. There are, however, a few features that would make nearly ...
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What Is Your Best Choice for a Smart-Home Security System?

For most of us, security for our homes, our families, and ourselves is a serious consideration. Home security systems have been around for a long time, typically involving a professionally ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Fell Last Week, Applications Rose 4%

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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