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Housing Companies Stand Strong Despite Big Construction Spending Disappointment

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that construction spending was down 1.3% in June from May, and May's report was revised to a gain of 0.3% from a flat 0.0% ...
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CoreLogic Home Price Index Rises Nearly 7% Again in June

Home prices rose 6.7% in June compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 5.3%, more in line ...
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Pending Home Sales End 3-Month Slide in June

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for June. The pending home sales index rose 1.5 points (up 0.5%) to ...
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7 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

It's a truism that buying a home is the largest purchase that most Americans will make in their lifetimes. With the average home price in the United States now over ...
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Redfin Closes in on IPO

Redfin has registered an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to price its 9.32 million shares ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Dipped Last Week; Applications Ticked Higher

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 0.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Q2 Mortgage Fraud Risk Remains High; Buffalo, New York Up 54%

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 132 in the first quarter of 2017 to 133 in the second quarter, according to researchers at CoreLogic. The index score ...
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May FHFA Home Price Index Rises Less Than Expected

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Tuesday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.4% sequentially in May. Home prices rose 0.6% sequentially in April. The consensus estimate for May ...
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May Home Prices Continue Strong: Case-Shiller

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index rose to a sixth consecutive record high in May, up 5.6% to 190.61. The month-over-month percentage increase was the same as the ...
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5 Negotiation Tactics Home Buyers Should Avoid

In most parts of the United States, the market for homes favors sellers over buyers, especially first-time buyers. The inventory of houses for sale remains tight and prices keep rising. ...
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June Housing Starts Shoot Higher as Demand Remains Strong

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in June rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mostly Flat, New Applications Up 6%

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 6.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Home Builder Confidence Slips in July as Materials Costs Rise, But Sector Foundation Strong

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for July fell to 64, down 2 points from a revised June reading of 66. Economists polled by Bloomberg ...
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8 Dumb Mistakes That Can Scuttle Your Home-Buying Plans

There are any number of reasons that your home-buying plans can go awry. Some are outside your control (for example, the home inspection reveals a problem that causes the lender ...
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Reality TV Show House Hits the Market in Florida for $399,000

A reality TV showed called "The Bulloch Family Ranch" ran on the UP TV network and never made it any further. Both the show and network are too obscure to ...
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