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Home builders boost prices amid rising rates

Mortgage rates jumped over a full percentage point from May through June of this year, robbing home buyers of much-needed purchasing power. While they have now settled back a bit, they are far from the record lows of the past … Continue reading

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Bay Area rents, home prices up sharply

If you’re seeking a new pad in the Bay Area, you can expect to pay more than a year ago whether you’re buying or renting, according to a report released Wednesday. Asking prices for homes for sale around the Bay … Continue reading

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After Brisk Summer, Pending Home Sales Drop in August

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy existing homes in August. After gains in home sales over the spring and summer, an industry survey surprised expectations, registering a 2.6 percent drop in pending home sales from July. This drop forecasts that … Continue reading

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Struggling to Make a House Call on Confidence

Page 1 of 2 | Next PageShow Entire Article Today’s report on consumer confidence, or the striking lack of it, is yet another sign that housing is going to be in a very sticky state for a while. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Spring Real Estate Lessons; Too Early for Conclusions

Page 1 of 4 | Next PageShow Entire Article As our week-long Spring Realty Check draws to a close here in Chicago, I’m struggling to come up with a fundamental conclusion. The trouble of course is that the Spring season … Continue reading

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