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Rising Mortgage Rates, Home Prices a Lethal Brew

Still, rising rates could not come at a worse time for the housing recovery. Home prices rose over ten percent in March, according to the latest surveys from SP/Case-Shiller. Every one percentage point rise in mortgage rates reduces the average … Continue reading

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Why Housing Affordability Is at Risk

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.68 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. From 1985 through 1999, rates ranged from 6 to 13 percent. Present low rates have allowed buyers to purchase more … Continue reading

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Housing: Picking Up the Pieces

As for home building, which had surged to a peak of just over two million housing starts earlier in the decade, by October 2007 builders were starting about half that at 1.2 million. Today, while coming back, starts are still … Continue reading

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The Top 7 San Francisco Housing Trends in 2013

<!– Home News The Top 7 San Francisco Housing Trends in 2013 –> By Brandon Cornett | January 31, 2013 © 2013, All rights reserved <!– Trending: Mortgage Rates are Rising On August 16, 2012, the average rate for a … Continue reading

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Bay Area Real Estate Price Gains Driven by Major Supply-and-Demand Shift

<!– Home News Bay Area Real Estate Price Gains Driven by Major Supply-and-Demand Shift –> By Brandon Cornett | January 18, 2013 © 2012, All rights reserved <!– Trending: Mortgage Rates are Rising On August 16, 2012, the average rate … Continue reading

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