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Buy your next house from a warehouse

Home builders are facing a tough buyer market, as mortgage interest rates rise and wage growth struggles. They are facing soaring land costs as well as limited labor and supplies. This pushed Pulte to raise prices 9 percent in the … Continue reading

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Bay Area home values up 28 percent, luxury home prices leap 11 percent

This home at 3800 Washington St. in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco is on the market for $21 million. It has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 17,895 square feet. Prices for homes above $1 million grew by 11 … 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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Foreclosures Plunge, but New States Now Suffer

In another sign that the still shaky housing recovery might be finding its footing, foreclosure filings in some of the hardest hit states of the housing crash have plummeted dramatically, and overall the nation is seeing the lowest level of … Continue reading

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More Homes Are Above Water, But Some Sellers Still Suffer

As home sale prices rise, overall home equity rises, and consequently more and more mortgages are no longer “under water.”  1.3 million homes that were previously worth less than the mortgages on them came back into positive territory in the … Continue reading

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