Tag Archives: Consumer Sentiment

Is Housing Recovering as Much as Everyone Thinks?

The news is finally good: Consumer sentiment in housing is at the highest level since the recovery began.  Realtors say not only are buyers coming back, but much-needed sellers are too. Inventories of distressed properties are shrinking, and mortgage rates … Continue reading

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How Does the Fed Help My House, My Mortgage?

For those of you who expected to wake up to a 30-year fixed rate mortgage below 3 percent, you may as well go back to sleep. Yes, rates moved down, 0.125 percent, according to several sources, but that was not … Continue reading

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San Francisco Area Home Prices Jump to a Four-Year High

The median home price in the San Francisco Bay area climbed to the highest level in almost four years as more expensive properties made up a larger portion of transactions, according to DataQuick. The median paid last month was $421,000, … Continue reading

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Home Sales Disappoint Twice

Sales of newly built homes fell hard in June, despite newfound optimism in the housing recovery, especially among the home builders themselves. Signed contracts to buy new homes fell 8.4 percent from the previous month, according to the U.S. Commerce … Continue reading

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Vacant Homes Will Drown Housing Recovery

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article A real estate source I knew recently told me about a guy he knows in Atlanta who has been hired by several different banks to winterize their REO’s (real estate owned, … Continue reading

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