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The Oklahoman
Smart Moves: Here are some tips to avoid overpaying''Affordability remains a hurdle for renters considering home ownership, especi
Smart Moves: Here are some tips to avoid overpaying
The Oklahoman / Posted yesterday
''Affordability remains a hurdle for renters considering home ownership, especially in higher-priced markets," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (www.realtor.org). Based on the latest available data, the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Pending home sales rise modestly after June dipWASHINGTON -- Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as
Pending home sales rise modestly after June dip
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON -- Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales edged up after dipping in June. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.5 percent... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
US growth surprisesWall Street rose after a report showing the US economy grew more than expected,
US growth surprises
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted yesterday
Wall Street rose after a report showing the US economy grew more than expected, Chinese equities stemmed a five-day drop and oil soared. A Commerce Department report showed US gross domestic product grew at a 3.7% annualised rate in the second... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Wall St up as US growth surprisesTraders Jeffrey Vazquez, left, and David O'Day work on the floor of the New Yor
Wall St up as US growth surprises
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Traders Jeffrey Vazquez, left, and David O'Day work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. File photo / AP Wall Street rose overnight after a report showing the US economy grew more than expected, Chinese equities stemmed a five-day drop, and... Read more
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Business Spectator
US pending home sales steady in JulyThe National Association of Realtors says its US pending homes sales index held
US pending home sales steady in July
Business Spectator / Posted yesterday
The National Association of Realtors says its US pending homes sales index held essentially steady in July, evidence of continuing strength in the country's real-estate market. NAR's pending home sales index edged up to 110.9 from 110.4 in June, and... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Pending Home Sales Miss, NAR Says Stock Plunge Is Good For Housing AffordabilityThe US housing market has, inexplicably, been touted by the economy bulls as th
Pending Home Sales Miss, NAR Says Stock Plunge Is Good For Housing Affordability
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
The US housing market has, inexplicably, been touted by the economy bulls as the bastion of stability and growth in an economy that has otherwise been sinking in recent months (the reality is that the high end of the market continues to be supported... Read more
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TheStreet.com
10 Places Where Renting a Home Beats BuyingExisting home sales increased between June and July, with July sales 10.3% high
10 Places Where Renting a Home Beats Buying
TheStreet.com / Posted 2 days ago
Existing home sales increased between June and July, with July sales 10.3% higher than they were just a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, the $234,000 average price of those houses is starting is starting to... Read more
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Profit Confidential
U.S. Existing Home Sales Highest Since 2007The U.S. existing home sales surged to an eight-year high. On Thursday August 2
U.S. Existing Home Sales Highest Since 2007
Profit Confidential / Posted 8 days ago
The U.S. existing home sales surged to an eight-year high. On Thursday August 20th, the National Association of Realtors published its report on exiting home sales for the month of July. (Source: The National Association of Realtors, August 20,... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Existing-home sales make more gainsTotal sales of existing homes increased by 2% in July, according to data releas
Existing-home sales make more gains
Bankrate.com / Posted 8 days ago
Total sales of existing homes increased by 2% in July, according to data released Thursday from the National Association of Realtors. This is the third consecutive month of sales gains. Dad can't wait till the oldest is old enough to mow the... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Worst day for stocks in 18 months as global woes hitU.S. stocks declined for a third day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 lap
Worst day for stocks in 18 months as global woes hit
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 8 days ago
U.S. stocks declined for a third day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 lapsing into negative terrain for the year, as an ongoing rout in emerging markets intensified worries over global economic growth. The Standard & Poor's 500 (spx) closed... Read more
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SKY News Business RSS
US existing-home sales rise for third straSales of existing homes in the United States rose for the third straight month
US existing-home sales rise for third stra
SKY News Business RSS / Posted 8 days ago
Sales of existing homes in the United States rose for the third straight month in July, holding at the highest pace since 2007. According to the National Association of Realtors, previously owned single-family homes rose 2.0 per cent to a seasonally... Read more
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Sky News Australia
US existing-home sales rise for third straSales of existing homes in the United States rose for the third straight month
US existing-home sales rise for third stra
Sky News Australia / Posted 8 days ago
Sales of existing homes in the United States rose for the third straight month in July, holding at the highest pace since 2007. According to the National Association of Realtors, previously owned single-family homes rose 2.0 per cent to a seasonally... Read more
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Providence Business News
Best U.S. home sales since 2007 show momentum in housing marketWASHINGTON - America’s housing market has been heating up this summer. Purchas
Best U.S. home sales since 2007 show momentum in housing market
Providence Business News / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON - America’s housing market has been heating up this summer. Purchases of previously owned homes unexpectedly rose in July for a third straight month to reach the highest level since February 2007, figures from the National Association of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
area home prices, sales volume up in JulyThe Chicago-area housing market continued to improve last month as existing hom
area home prices, sales volume up in July
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
The Chicago-area housing market continued to improve last month as existing home sales in the nine-county area grew 9.6 percent in July from the same month last year. Median prices also generally posted gains, and it took less time overall to sell a... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
July a record month for home sales in central Ohio Number of homes sold at a high; number of days on market at a low Central Ohi
July a record month for home sales in central Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
Number of homes sold at a high; number of days on market at a low Central Ohio’s housing market hit new highs in July, breaking records set during the housing boom The number of homes sold – 3,208... Read more
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The Courier Mail
US home sales lift to pre-recession paceThe pace of home sales in July climbed to their highest since before the recess
US home sales lift to pre-recession pace
The Courier Mail / Posted 9 days ago
The pace of home sales in July climbed to their highest since before the recession, buoyed by strong sales in single-family properties. The pace of existing home sales increased 2 per cent last month from June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.59... Read more
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Business Spectator
US home sales lift to pre-recession paceThe pace of home sales in July climbed to their highest since before the recess
US home sales lift to pre-recession pace
Business Spectator / Posted 9 days ago
The pace of home sales in July climbed to their highest since before the recession, buoyed by strong sales in single-family properties. The pace of existing home sales increased 2 per cent last month from June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.59... Read more
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Market Watch
U.S. home sales notch new post-recession high in JulyThe number of for-sale signs across the country are still below bubble-era leve
U.S. home sales notch new post-recession high in July
Market Watch / Posted 9 days ago
The number of for-sale signs across the country are still below bubble-era levels. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. home sales advanced to a fresh post-recession high in July, as higher prices allowed existing owners to move even as first-time buyers... Read more
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Business Insider
Existing home sales rise to an 8-year highEconomists had estimated that sales of previously occupied homes fell 1.2% at a
Existing home sales rise to an 8-year high
Business Insider / Posted 9 days ago
Economists had estimated that sales of previously occupied homes fell 1.2% at an annualized rate of 5.43 million in July. Single-family home sales rose 2.7% to an annual rate of 4.96 million, the highest since February 2007. Existing co-op sales... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
Under construction: Housing starts in Cobb continue to increase - MARIETTA — With the demand for housing in the county rising the number of building permits for single-family residences issued in Cobb this year has seen a corresponding increase wh...Under construction: Housing starts in Cobb continue to increase MARIETTA — Wit
Under construction: Housing starts in Cobb continue to increase - MARIETTA — With the demand for housing in the county rising the number of building permits for single-family residences issued in Cobb this year has seen a corresponding increase wh...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 9 days ago
Under construction: Housing starts in Cobb continue to increase MARIETTA — With the demand for housing in the county rising, the number of building permits for single-family residences issued in Cobb this year has seen a corresponding increase when... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Market rebounds as sales, prices rise in Chattanooga areaWith more buyers trying to capitalize on near historic-low mortgage rates, pric
Market rebounds as sales, prices rise in Chattanooga area
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
With more buyers trying to capitalize on near historic-low mortgage rates, prices for many homes sold in the Chattanooga area are being bid up and sold at higher prices. "The market is definitely stronger and contracts are coming in at — or even in... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Central Ohio home-prices not rising as much as rest of U.S. Despite central Ohio’s hot real-estate market, home prices in the Columbus ar
Central Ohio home-prices not rising as much as rest of U.S.
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
Despite central Ohio’s hot real-estate market, home prices in the Columbus area failed to keep pace with the rest of the nation in the past year, according to figures released by the... Read more
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Suburban
The wealth in walkable regionsThe virtue of walking doesn’t have to be limited to health. Walking also could
The wealth in walkable regions
Suburban / Posted 17 days ago
The virtue of walking doesn’t have to be limited to health. Walking also could be good for economy. The importance and benefits of walkability on real estate development is significant. Residential walkable communities create four times the tax... Read more
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Tri-Town News
The wealth in walkable regionsThe virtue of walking doesn’t have to be limited to health. Walking also could
The wealth in walkable regions
Tri-Town News / Posted 17 days ago
The virtue of walking doesn’t have to be limited to health. Walking also could be good for economy. The importance and benefits of walkability on real estate development is significant. Residential walkable communities create four times the tax... Read more
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Edison Metuchen Sentinel
Rising home values, declining homeownership creates divideRising home prices alongside declining homeownership rates likely are contribut
Rising home values, declining homeownership creates divide
Edison Metuchen Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
Rising home prices alongside declining homeownership rates likely are contributing to worsening inequality in the United States, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors. On one hand, rising home prices in many metros in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Family finances: Tactics for a hot housing marketIs a bull market emerging in real estate? The National Association of Realtors
Family finances: Tactics for a hot housing market
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
Is a bull market emerging in real estate? The National Association of Realtors recently reported that pending sales of existing homes are at their highest level in more than nine years. Sales of new homes are at a seven-year high. Demand is being... Read more
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The Hub
Home sales rebounding despite affordability issuesSales have picked up during the first half of 2015, but a lack of new housing s
Home sales rebounding despite affordability issues
The Hub / Posted 18 days ago
Sales have picked up during the first half of 2015, but a lack of new housing supply may slow sales moving forward Home sales are expected to finish 2015 at their highest pace since 2006, but quickly rising prices and mortgage rates may potentially... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Housing 2006 Redux - Mortgage Fraud And Speculation Come Roaring BackTo preface this report, I consider the subject matter and my findings, herein,
Housing 2006 Redux - Mortgage Fraud And Speculation Come Roaring Back
Zero Hedge / Posted 24 days ago
To preface this report, I consider the subject matter and my findings, herein, to be as important to contemporary housing and residential credit forecasting, as my early work in 2005/2006 on Bubble 1.0. These data go a long way in identifying the... Read more

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