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2 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

US stocks head lower; European markets sink

The US stock market sank in early trading Monday, ahead of a full week of economic reports and earnings.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Real Estate

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Another sign of a slowdown in housing sales

The National Association of Realtors says pending sales of existing homes, or contracts signed but sales not closed, fell 1.1 percent in June.

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

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Contracts to Buy US Homes Slip in June

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

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

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Albany-area home sales decline despite private-sector job growth

Total home sales and prices fell in June in the Albany, New York area, and pending contracts also declined, signs that the real estate market continues to be sluggish despite private-sector job growth.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Real Estate

11 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Housing prices flatten out

RP data's weekly calculation based on auction results showed prices were steady on average, but there were wide variations between the five mainland state capitals covered by the data.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Australian share rally to fade on US news

A two-week rally in Australian shares could be about to come to an abrupt end as a bout of disappointing US corporate profits took some of the shine off market confidence and triggered buying in bond markets.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

State PUC leader, Kauai County sued over alleged illegal vacation rentals

Michael G. Sheehan of Hanalei filed suit July 15 in Kauai Circuit Court against PUC Chairwoman Hermina Morita; her husband, Lance Laney; and Kauai County concerning unauthorized commercial vacation rentals the couple allegedly built and operated within a state Land Use Conservation District Protective Subzone in Hanalei.

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Related Topix: Kauai County, HI, Hanalei, HI

Natl. Relocation & Real Estate

New Home Sales: Cash Purchases on the Rise

The share of new single-family home sales purchased with cash rose during the second quarter of 2014, reaching 8.4 percent of sales.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Lowell Sun

5 tips for selling your home for best price

The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Home Selling, Real Estate

Amarillo.com

Second-quarter Amarillo-area home sales hit post-recession high

The Amarillo housing market could see 3,200 single-family home sales this year unless a lack of inventory chokes off activity, one residential broker said.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Real Estate, Bushland, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Southern California housing market comeback stalls

Prospective buyers tour through a model home at Stoney Point Estates on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth on July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, California, Los Angeles, CA, West Hills, CA

Los Angeles Times

Housing labor shortage turning more severe, boosting home prices

If your builder is late delivering your new house, don't be too upset. You are not alone.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Home Building

Verde Independent

Jerome residents at odds over vacation rentals

A fourth of Jerome's residents put a divisive, council-approved vacation rentals ordinance onto the Aug. 26 primary election ballot.

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Mission Local

Chart: Spotlight on Mission's Booming Housing Market

With all the talk of homeownership this week - Commerce Department reports on Thursday revealed that the national market is a mixed bag, with new U.S. home sales sluggish - it's time to put a Mission District spin on the statistics.

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Wall Street Journal

Some Home Builders Say First-Time Buyers Returning, Others Not Sure

The anticipated return of first-time buyers to the housing market remains, like many economic indicators, prone to fits and starts.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Construction, Pulte, Centex, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Business Times

Q2 home prices slide further,...

PRICES of private homes and HDB resale flats have continued to soften in the second quarter amid a pick-up in transaction volumes PRICES of private homes and HDB resale flats have continued to soften in the second quarter amid a pick-up in transaction volumes.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, World News, Indonesia

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Midland-Area Housing Crunch Hurts Foster Care Oversight

The oil boom has brought jobs and prosperity to Midland and Odessa, but it has also driven up housing prices, making it difficult for the Department of Family and Protective Services to hire caseworkers.

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Related Topix: Odessa, TX, Midland, TX, Ector County, TX

Housing Wire

Bank of America Merrill Lynch concludes Dodd-Frank killed housing

Two analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch are celebrating the 4-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the financial reform law, by calling it "persistent financial repression."

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The Town Talk

Ron Howard's $27.5M home sale sets Westchester record

ARMONK, N.Y. a?? Actor/producer Ron Howard and his wife, Cheryl, did not have to negotiate or haggle with a family who sought to move to Westchester County and take over their Victorian-style house with horse barn .

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Cocoon, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, A Beautiful Mind, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Armonk, NY, Ron Howard, Westchester County, NY

National Mortgage News

Major Builder Sees Opportunity in First-Time Buyers

Eight Reasons the Housing Recovery's Been So Slow From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, here is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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