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41 min ago | Business Journal

Fannie, Freddie cut forecasts as U.S. housing market posts slow start in 2014

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have both lowered forecasts for the U.S. housing market in 2014, coming off a slow first quarter for the market.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Fannie Mae, Home, Home Selling, Real Estate

4 hrs ago | This Is Bristol

Strong housing sales bring increase in jobs

THE managing director for a major housebuilder in the area says a strong start to 2014 is leading to more jobs as his team works around the clock to build homes to meet the needs of local people.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bradenton.com

Manatee housing prices rise along with supply

Housing prices continue to rise across Florida and Manatee County even as more houses go on the market and more sales are registered.

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Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Real Estate, Bradenton, FL

The New York Observer

Years After the Crash, Overleveraged Housing Remains a Problem in New York City

The prevailing myth of New York real estate is that even if one overpays, property can always, in the end, be made to rise to, and exceed, the costs sunk into it.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, Foreclosures

The Miami Herald

California foreclosure starts rise this year

California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Foreclosures, California, San Francisco County, CA, San Mateo County, CA

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin home sales slide; weather blamed

Wisconsin existing home sales fell 11 percent in March compared to the same month last year, and the chillier winter may be to blame, the Wisconsin Realtors Association said this week.

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Related Topix: Home Selling, Home, Real Estate

KTUC-AM Tucson

Limited Supply Responsible for Drop in March Home Sales

Home sales fell in March to the lowest level since 2012 thanks to a limited supply of homes and relatively higher prices, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Related Topix: Real Estate

Star Tribune

The tax code entices Americans to buy homes. Maybe it shouldn't.

Some people never learn: Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash.

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Related Topix: Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, Home Buying, Home, Mortgage, Opinion

Reuters

U.S. existing home sales hit 1-1/2 year low in March

U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Selling, Real Estate, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Beaumont Enterprise

Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Inman News

Existing home sales remain flat

Existing-home sales slid 0.2 percent month over month in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million, and were down 7.5 percent year over year, according to the National Association of Realtors .

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Related Topix: Home, Home Selling, Mortgage, Personal Finance

National Public Radio

Stock Futures Steady Amid Earnings And Deals

Stock futures were little changed Tuesday ahead of a report on existing home sales.

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Related Topix: Real Estate

CBC News

Housing market 'extremely discouraging' for first-time buyers

Many experts believed that the real estate market was cooling. But as the spring buying season begins, it's clear that's not true.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, North America, Canada, World News, Home Buying,

Yahoo!

Buying a home too expensive, say renters

Australia's booming property market is forcing many would-be buyers to delay or even give up on their home ownership dreams.

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Related Topix: Home Buying, Home

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business Journal

Fed Beige Book: Economic activity has modestly increased

Businesses in multiple industry sectors in the Federal Reserve System's Sixth District, which includes Orlando, are optimistic about the economy and expect moderate near-term growth.

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Related Topix: Banking, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Broward affordable housing rules up for vote

As residential development takes off again in Broward County , a set of new rules up for a vote Tuesday would help ensure that at least some of those new homes and apartments are within reach of low-income families.

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Related Topix: Broward County, FL

Examiner.com

How are market value, sale price, appraised price different?

Intro: Deciding the sale price for your home can be confusing. After all, you hear terms like the appraisal price, the home sale price and the current market value of my home.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Real Estate, Boise, ID

Wall Street Journal

Builder's Weak Results Hammer Hopes for Spring Home-Sales Pickup

Adding to a string of recent data suggesting a slow start for the spring home-sales season, national builder NVR Inc. kicked off the industry's earnings season with lackluster results.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance

Washington Examiner

Baton Rouge home sales drop in March

Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped 14.6 percent in March for the first time in 18 consecutive months of year-to-year increases.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Real Estate

Seeking Alpha

The State Of Housing: An Update On Permits And Starts

One of my key mantras is that I don't fight with the data. Sometimes there is an obvious asterisk , but as a general rule trying to make the data fit your worldview will lead you astray.

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Related Topix: Weather, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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