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2 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals

Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President David Uchiyama told industry representatives a new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condos being rented on a short-term basis around the state.

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6 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

Q&A: Real estate exec Mark A. McLaughlin, on booming home prices

Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union, poses for a photograph at the Presidio in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Presidio, IGN Entertainment

10 hrs ago | SFGate

Two Home Sale Reports Support Housing Recovery Intact

Peoples Home Equity was pleased to see that both pending home sales in July and weekly home sales for last week increased.

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

14 hrs ago | Fairfield Citizen-News

Not all sectors of the economy have rebounded from the Great Recession that began in 2008.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, Fairfield County, CT, Marketing, Fairfield, CT, Westport, CT

18 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Business Journal

Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

RealtyTrac, the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its July 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report Aug. 28. The report shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of just over 4.6 million in July, down 3 percent from the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Foreclosures, Dayton, OH

22 hrs ago | WHTC

U.S. second-quarter growth much stronger; jobless ...

The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the growth being driven by domestic demand and less by restocking by businesses.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

23 hrs ago | Tax Foundation

Explaining Migration from Blue States Takes More Than Housing Prices

Yglesias literally , so it's well worth taking seriously. And, as far as it goes, there's an element of truth: virtually every academic studying migration would agree that cost of living factors, especially housing costs, have an important role in determining migration patterns.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

ABC News

Home Sales Bouncing Back When Economy Needs It Most

After more than a decade of boom and bust, a vital part of the U.S. economy may be finally returning to normal.

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Related Topix: Foreclosures

Christian Science Monitor

GDP grew 4.2 percent in Q2, but economic weaknesses remain

The US economy grew slightly more than expected during the second-quarter, but there is still a lot more work to be done to fully recover from the economic crisis, experts say.

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Park Record

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent

Mortgage company Freddie Mac also said Thursday that the average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, rose to 3.25 percent from 3.23 percent.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Park City, UT

Globe and Mail

$101,000-bonus makes quick work of Bloor West home sale

The Action: The sellers of this detached residence wanted to host an open house and wait a week before reviewing offers, but one eager visitor submitted a pre-emptive offer to end the sale process.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home

Silicon Alley Insider

Boom: Pending Home Sales Jump

"Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors.

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Related Topix: Real Estate

Brandon Sun

Pending US home sales up 3.3 per cent in July in hopeful sign; purchases still below 2013 level

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

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

NorthJersey.com

Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

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

Saratoga News

Second quarter housing affordability declines statewide

It's getting much more difficult for home buyers, especially first-time home buyers, to afford a median-price home in California.

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Related Topix: California, Real Estate, San Bernardino, CA, Merced, CA

The Age

need2know: Iron ore slips, eyes on Qantas

Local shares are set to open lower as momentum faded in both Europe and on Wall Street though major benchmarkets hover near record highs.

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Related Topix: US Global Investors, Financial Services, Investment Services, Australia, Oceania, World News, Watches, Financial Markets,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Brandon Sun

Housing more affordable in second quarter as low rates offset high home prices

The Royal Bank says housing was more affordable across Canada in the second quarter as low mortgage rates offset solid price increases.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

U.S. home price gains slow in June

The robots are coming--and they want jobs. Here's what the experts say will happen by the year 2025.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing

The Globe and Mail

Canadian home builders look south, bet on U.S. housing recovery

Canadian housing firms are focusing on suburban areas in the U.S., where more and far cheaper land is available than in the cities, allowing to build on a bigger scale.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, North America, Canada, World News, Home Listing, Home, North America Travel, Canada Travel,

Examiner.com

Think Tank proposes Fed give money directly to the people to help with economy

On Aug. 26, the Council on Foreign Relations offered a unique suggestion to help Americans who have been unable to recover from the 2007-08 Credit Crisis and subsequent Great Recession.

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Related Topix: Ben Bernanke, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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