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Home builders: Best in years and getting better

All but one region saw a gain in its three-month moving average on the NAHB index in August. The Midwest and West each posted six-point increases, to 60 and 57, respectively, while the South posted a four-point gain to 54 … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Surge to Five Year High

Buyers are coming back to the housing market in ever greater numbers, as an industry index measuring contracts to purchase existing homes surged 5.2 percent in October from September. The monthly gauge of pending home sales from the National Association … Continue reading

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Housing Still Precarious in Obama’s Second Term

The housing market is on the slow road to recovery. Home prices in the last three months rose in 120 out of 149 metropolitan markets surveyed by the National Association of Realtors. Compare that to just 39 rising metros a … Continue reading

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Election and Housing: Is Your Home’s Value Better Off?

Are we better off today than we were four years ago? That is the constant question on the eve of yet another tight presidential race. From the perspective of home prices, the answer is, as always, it depends on where … Continue reading

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Is Housing Risen From Ashes? ‘Industry Has Come Back’

Economists are saying it, and now even some Americans are saying it. After falling to depths not seen since the Great Depression, the U.S. housing market may finally be rising from the ashes.  It may not seem like a lot, … Continue reading

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