Housing

10 Cities With the Most McMansions

Sometime in the mid-1980s, many home buyers and some builders really bought into the "your home is your castle" meme (before there was even such a thing as memes). The ...
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January Housing Starts Soar Nearly 10%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in January rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.326 ...
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February Homebuilder Confidence Remains Strong

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index (HMI) for February remained unchanged at 72, down two points from an 18-year high of 74 in December. Economists ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Increased Last Week, Applications Dipped

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 4.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Mortgage Delinquencies Decline in November; Remain High in Hurricane-Affected Areas

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5.2% in November 2016 to 5.1% in November 2017. The foreclosure inventory rate ...
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Rent or Buy: US Counties Offering the Better Choice

Homeownership may be a lodgepole of the American dream, but over the past several years it has become more difficult to realize. Home prices are rising at around 6% annually ...
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Merrill Lynch Sees Huge Upside in Builders as Spring Selling Seasons Nears

After the huge housing and mortgage-related crash in 2008, the home-building industry went into hibernation as headlines screamed in the media that the “American Dream” of owning a home was ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Still Rising, New Applications Up Slightly

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 0.7% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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CoreLogic December Home Price Index Jumps Nearly 7% Again

U.S. home prices rose 6.6% in December from the same month a year ago, according to firm CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 6.8%, slightly lower ...
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How Home Equity Loans Have Become a Worse Deal for Homeowners

One of the main reasons homeowners take out a home equity loan is to consolidate unsecured debt (typically credit card debt) so they can pay it off at a lower ...
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December Pending Home Sales Rose Slightly

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for the month of December. The pending home sales index rose 0.5%, from ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Show No Sign of Retreating From New Highs

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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The 2018 Home Buying Market

Most analysts who look at the housing market for 2018 expect to see price increases continuing, although at a somewhat slower pace, and inventory of houses for sale to increase, ...
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November Home Prices Marching Higher: Case-Shiller

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index for November rose to 6.2% year over year to a non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) index of 195.94. The month-over-month percentage increase was 0.2%. ...
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Amazon HQ2 Promises Bonanza for Landlords

A projected influx of some 50,000 new, highly paid employees in the city that wins the sweepstakes to become Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) second headquarters (HQ2) will be a bonanza ...
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