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Home prices push past rising rates, says report

(Read more: Home values rise, but millions still drown in debt) Mortgage rates are about a full percentage point higher today than they were at the beginning of March. The average rate on the 30-year fixed hit 4.80 percent by … Continue reading

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Foreclosure-Related Homes Still Driving Sales

Foreclosure-related sales made up 21 percent of all U.S. sales in 2012 and short sales, when the home is sold for less than the value of the mortgage, made up 22 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. Add … Continue reading

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Foreclosure-Related Homes Still Driving Home Sales

Foreclosure-related sales made up 21 percent of all U.S. sales in 2012 and short sales, when the home is sold for less than the value of the mortgage, made up 22 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. Add … Continue reading

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US Home Prices Surge Despite Distress

Just six states, Delaware, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Alabama saw annual price depreciation. New Jersey still has a huge backlog of distressed properties, as does Illinois. Arizona, Nevada and California are seeing big home price gains, as … Continue reading

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Housing Recovery Is Leaving Behind First-Time Buyers

Current homeowners are finally moving up, and distressed sales are making up less of the overall market—all signs of much-needed improvement in housing. Current homeowners accounted for 54 percent of October’s non-distressed market, up from 50 percent in June, according … Continue reading

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