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Factors for Improving Home Sales

Nearly every factor generally associated with home sales has been turning for the better. We have more jobs, growing population, rising rents, additional inventory choices, record-high household net worth, and exceptionally low mortgage rates. ...

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Nine States Now at Record Home Price Levels

Half of the nation’s states and the District of Columbia are now at or within 10 percent of the peak reached before the housing crisis brought home prices crashing down. In addition, CoreLogic says that nine states have now established price ...

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Broad-based Slowdown for Home Prices

S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the September 2014 index data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Results show that home prices continue to decelerate. The 10-City Composite gained 4.8% yea...

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Housing Starts and Permits Remain Strong

Housing Starts and Permits for the month of October were reported, and both figures were pretty strong, but you wouldn’t know it from the headlines. Housing Starts continued to remain above 1 million units. Housing Permits rose to 1.080M unit...

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VA Home Purchasing

Are you a Veteran and looking to buy a home? VA lending, which doesn’t require a down payment, has expanded as the U.S. draws down troops after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The VA has also taken business from FHA a...

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Home Price Index Remains Stable

CoreLogic released their Home Price Index, showing that home prices remained stable from August to September, decreasing by 0.1%. Year over year, appreciation moved up from 5.2 to 5.6%. Appreciation continues to moderate and settle in around 5%...

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