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Home builders boost prices amid rising rates

Mortgage rates jumped over a full percentage point from May through June of this year, robbing home buyers of much-needed purchasing power. While they have now settled back a bit, they are far from the record lows of the past … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze: Home Sales Barely Budge in Spring

“Only new home construction can genuinely help relieve the inventory shortage, and housing starts need to rise at least 50 percent from current levels,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors in a release. “Most local … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze: Home Sales to Barely Budge in Spring

“Only new home construction can genuinely help relieve the inventory shortage, and housing starts need to rise at least 50 percent from current levels,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors in a release. “Most local … Continue reading

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Mortgage Mess Still Mires US Housing Recovery

Mortgage applications to purchase a home dropped more dramatically than did refinances, down 10 percent from the previous week. While one week does not a trend make, rising mortgage rates, coupled with severe inventory shortages, are not the mix needed … Continue reading

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Mortgage Mess Still Mires Housing Recovery

Mortgage applications to purchase a home dropped more dramatically than did refinances, down 10 percent from the previous week. While one week does not a trend make, rising mortgage rates, coupled with severe inventory shortages, are not the mix needed … Continue reading

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