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‘Last hurrah?’ Pending home sales fall in August

“Sharply rising mortgage interest rates in the spring motivated buyers to make purchase decisions, culminating in a 6½-year peak for sales that were finalized last month,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors. “Moving forward, we expect lower levels … Continue reading

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Home values rise, but millions still drown in debt

More than three million U.S. borrowers have risen above water on their mortgages so far this year, thanks to swift home price appreciation, according to a new report from online real estate company Zillow. The negative home equity rate fell … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Soar 6.7 Percent to 6-Year High

“Even with limited choices, it appears some of the rise in contract signings could be from buyers wanting to take advantage of current affordability conditions before mortgage interest rates move higher,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors. “This … Continue reading

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Rising Home Prices Are ‘Unsustainable’—Realtors

Also weighing on home prices are rising mortgage rates. May’s existing home sales report from the Realtors represents closed sales, so contracts and interest rates would have been signed and locked in March or April, before rates began to rise. … Continue reading

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More Homeowners Become Accidental Landlords

Arati Patel built a house in Greenville, SC in 2007, but when she was forced to move to Washington, DC for a new job, she knew she couldn’t sell it for enough, so she put it up for rent. In … Continue reading

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