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Home builder confidence stalls in September

There is certainly plenty of pent-up demand, especially among younger, first-time home buyers, but many of them are still struggling in today’s job market, either unable to find steady work or not earning enough to afford today’s higher down payment … Continue reading

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Want a house? See what $1 million gets you

First, negative home equity. Millions of homeowners are still stuck in place, unable to sell because they owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. While more than 3 million homeowners came up from underwater in the past … Continue reading

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Home Prices See Largest Annual Gain in Six Years

Despite the strong gains, home prices are still down approximately 28-29 percent from their peaks in the summer of 2006 and are now back at levels not seen since late 2003. While prices continue to improve, there are still headwinds, … Continue reading

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Home prices increased at a six-year high late in 2012, SF had second highest …

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices accelerated in November compared with a year ago, pushed higher by rising sales and a tighter supply of available homes. The Standard Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.5 percent in November compared with the … Continue reading

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Home Builders Still Feel Better, Despite ‘Cliff’ Concerns

December’s gains in sentiment are not as dramatic as the jump in November, as some builders are likely concerned about the possibility of going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Some builders have already reported laying off workers and delaying projects, … Continue reading

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