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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Some Home Builders Say First-Time Buyers Returning, Others Not Sure

The anticipated return of first-time buyers to the housing market remains, like many economic indicators, prone to fits and starts.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Construction, Pulte, Centex, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

7 hrs ago | Business Times

Q2 home prices slide further,...

PRICES of private homes and HDB resale flats have continued to soften in the second quarter amid a pick-up in transaction volumes PRICES of private homes and HDB resale flats have continued to soften in the second quarter amid a pick-up in transaction volumes.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, World News, Indonesia

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Midland-Area Housing Crunch Hurts Foster Care Oversight

The oil boom has brought jobs and prosperity to Midland and Odessa, but it has also driven up housing prices, making it difficult for the Department of Family and Protective Services to hire caseworkers.


Related Topix: Odessa, TX, Midland, TX, Ector County, TX

Housing Wire

Bank of America Merrill Lynch concludes Dodd-Frank killed housing

Two analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch are celebrating the 4-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the financial reform law, by calling it "persistent financial repression."


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Town Talk

Ron Howard's $27.5M home sale sets Westchester record

ARMONK, N.Y. a?? Actor/producer Ron Howard and his wife, Cheryl, did not have to negotiate or haggle with a family who sought to move to Westchester County and take over their Victorian-style house with horse barn .


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Cocoon, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, A Beautiful Mind, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Armonk, NY, Ron Howard, Westchester County, NY

National Mortgage News

Major Builder Sees Opportunity in First-Time Buyers

Eight Reasons the Housing Recovery's Been So Slow From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, here is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month's Federal Reserve policy meeting.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Construction, Horton D R

The Times of India

Delhi housing prices dipped 1.5% in January-March

NEW DELHI: Delhi's apparently ever-increasing property prices finally seem to have hit a plateau.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia,

Fox News

Mixed Messages: New Home Sales Slide in June

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell sharply in June and the prior month's data was revised to show less robust growth, suggesting the housing market would struggle to regain momentum.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Business News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Journal

Big drop in U.S. home sales takes the wind out of Meritage, home builder stocks

Meritage Homes posted 15 percent earnings growth in the second quarter compared with a year ago but the Scottsdale-based home builder's stock took a hit Thursday morning with a big drop in new U.S. home sales.


Related Topix: Construction, Meritage Corporation, Financial Markets

With 3-Plus Years to Full Housing Recovery, What If You Want to Sell Now?

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Related Topix: Mozilla, TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Zillow, Kansas City, MO

Northern Michigan News

Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Zillow, Home Listing, Real Estate

Sympatico Finance

U.S. jobless claims lowest since early 2006; new home sales tumble

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.


Related Topix: Financial Markets

US stocks stall in late afternoon amid earnings

Investors reacted to quarterly results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups, Facebook, Mobile Marketing

The Jackson Sun

US new-home sales plummet in JuneUS new-home sales plummet in JuneA...

US new-home sales plummet in June A sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy Check out this story on In this July 10, 2014 photo, a mailman delivers mail to a house for sale in Quincy, Mass.


Related Topix: Quincy, MA, Real Estate, Home, Home Selling, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Columbus Dispatch

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

US new-home sales plummet in June

Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.


Western Wheel

Housing sales reach new record highs

People are continuing to flock to Okotoks and sold signs are popping up at houses listed for sale in town at a record pace.


Related Topix: Canada,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Times

Fairfield County home sales fall in second quarter, but reasons for optimism

Greenwich saw a strong second quarter surge in home sales after a slow start due to bad weather.


Related Topix: Fairfield County, CT, Greenwich, CT, Home Listing, Home, Ridgefield, CT, Darien, CT

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

June Housing Sales Improve Over May, Year-To-Date Still Behind

The brutal winter is still having an impact on existing home sales in the area. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors reports for the first six months of the year, the numbers are about a month behind 2013.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Berrien County, MI, Van Buren County, MI


Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Asian-American, Chinese-American, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


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