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Housing Sentiment sours as mortgage rates rise

“Prices have to be lowered, more cash must be put into the transaction in the form of a down payment or to buy down the interest rate in order to qualify for the same house price,” said Hanson. “Buyers must … Continue reading

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Housing Sentiment Sours as Mortgage Rates Rise

“Prices have to be lowered, more cash must be put into the transaction in the form of a down payment or to buy down the interest rate in order to qualify for the same house price,” said Hanson. “Buyers must … 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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Home Builders Need Mortgage Bankers to Keep Recovery Alive

A jump in signed contracts to buy newly built homes in September brought volumes to the highest level since April of 2010, when the home buyer tax credit temporarily infused the housing market. The median price of a newly built … Continue reading

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Home Prices Are Not Rebounding as Fast as You Think

Home prices are rising faster than expected so far this year, or are they? Prices nationwide in July rose 3.8 percent year-over-year, according to the latest reading from CoreLogic. This includes prices of distressed properties and is the biggest annual … Continue reading

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