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2 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Rebounding market provides confidence for more affordable housing options

Nationwide, pending home sales have risen in four of the past five months. In Broward County, we see a similar model of confidence in the housing market.

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

7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Analyst worries Genworth may be exposed

Reserve Bank board members, economists, bankers and investors all continue to debate whether the strength of the local housing market is sustainable. Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia could turn out to be the ultimate bellwether stock.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

11 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Your House Could Lose Value, But It May Be a Good Thing

Generally speaking, fall is slower than summer for real estate in the U.S. With kids off from school and weather more conducive to house-hunting, summer is the most practical time for many families to move, so it's no surprise that roughly half of all home sales take place during that season. However, one factor that we haven't had to deal with for a few years could boost home sales this fall.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures

15 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Could the Luxury Housing Boom Be Headed for a Bust?

If you've ever wondered what happened to the housing recovery, it seems to have trickled upward. The market for luxury homes is booming, while the rest of the housing market seems to have stalled, as rising home prices, tougher mortgage rules, and low inventories putting the brakes on buying activity.

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Truro takes big step forward in affordable housing

Kim Massa's mother told her about the new, lower-cost rentals on Sally's Way. The apartment is near family, a playground and other children so that Danielle Massa, 10, might have a chance to play.

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Related Topix: Truro, MA, Bourne, MA, Provincetown, MA, Barnstable County, MA, Orleans, MA

Examiner.com

U.S. economy sees decrease in home sales

Purchases dropped 1.9 percent to a 5.29 million annual rate from a revised 5.39 million pace in August. Additionally, the association added that affordability is now at a five-year low as the median price for a house increased by 11.7 percent in the past The U.S. housing market is seeing a decrease in home sales as affordability is dropping for millions of Americans.

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

The San Diego Union-Tribune

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"I'm not prepared to say we fixed the problem because I think it's always going to be a battle down there," City Councilman Ed Harris said last week. "The beach areas are part of San Diego's economic engine so we can't have flies swarming patios.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Mission Beach (San Diego, CA), Headphones, US Politics, US News

ETaiwanNews.com

Fear of looming tax reform seen as spurring housing sales in 2015

Taipei, Sept. 13 Housing transactions in Taiwan will warm up to some extent in 2015, ahead of more onerous taxes on the gains from property sales being considered by the government that could take effect in 2016, according to local real estate agencies.

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Star Tribune

Just Listed: Lynne Rossetto Kasper's splendid abode

Just Listed brings you the latest news and information from the Twin Cities-area commercial and residential real estate market and beyond from veteran reporters Jim Buchta and Janet Moore. This Star Tribune staff photo was taken in January 2008 for a visit to Kasper's kitchen, her favorite room in house.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN

The New York Observer

On the Market: Broken Angel Condo Sales to Launch; East Village Apartments Sit Empty

Alas, most of the broken angel part of the Broken Angel House has been broken so that condos can rise. You might think that for $60 million, you would get a Sagaponack estate that was, well, an estate.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Sagaponack, NY, Long-Island-City, NY, Brooklyn, NY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

South China Morning Post

Homelink plans course correction to ride out China's property downturn

Beijing's leading real estate agency is continuing to open branches but at a slower pace as it braces against the housing market downturn Bracing for a long struggle amid a housing market downturn, Homelink, Beijing's largest real estate agency by market share, has slowed its pace of expansion while diversifying into the new home market. "We haven't set any targets in adding branches and agents since the end of last year," said Lin Qian, Homelink's vice-president.

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The Globe and Mail

Rental income potential helps in East Vancouver home sale

The Action: The purchasers had searched a long time before finding this house. "It's hard for a young family to buy a home in Vancouver, but with creative and flexible zoning that allows for laneway homes and basement suites, people can get into a home that meets their needs," listing agent Keith Roy said.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home

Detroit Free Press

Home down payment percentages on the rise

The percentage of a home purchase price that buyers put down inched higher during the second quarter of this year, a leading mortgage lender said this week. The LendingTree organization said that down payment percentages for conventional 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 17.28% in the second quarter of this year, from 15.78% in the first three months of 2014.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Services, LendingTree

Business Journal

Triangle home sales growth sputters in August

Home sales in the Triangle increased 1 percent in August, according to Triangle MLS, suggesting a slow start to the fall selling season. The Triangle home sales market nearly flatlined in August with the number of closed sales and the price of homes sold about on par with the year prior.

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Brandon Sun

Canadian home prices up in August: says Teranet-National Bank index

The Teranet-National Bank house price index was up almost 0.8 per cent in August, with the strongest gains in Winnipeg, the Ottawa-Gatineau region and Toronto. It was the second consecutive month in which prices were up in 10 of the 11 Canadian metropolitan markets surveyed.

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Business Journal

Rising inventory, stable rates result in flat home sales

A rising home inventory in the Albuquerque metro area and stable mortgage rates combined to keep home sales flat in August. The Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors said August ended with 5,043 homes for sale, 10.1 percent more than August 2013.

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

SocketSite

San Francisco Home Sales And Median Price Drop 5%

Home sales in San Francisco and the median price paid for a property in the city both dropped a little over 5 percent in August versus July. Over the past decade, home sales in San Francisco have increased an average five percent over the same period of time and home sales in the city are currently running 20.3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis, according to DataQuick.

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Examiner.com

Lane County housing market action highest since 2006

On Thursday RMLS of Portland reported August pending and closed sales for Lane County , Or. The news was mostly positive with current pending and closed sales reaching levels not recorded since August 2006.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Region's house sales drop from a year ago Local housing sales...

Home sales in the Fredericksburg region totaled about $5.7 million, 41.4 percent less than the $9.7 million during August 2013. The median price for homes sold was $275,000, down more than 8 percent from the year before, and down 6 percent from July.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Fredericksburg, VA, Spotsylvania, VA, King George, VA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Home sales in California drop to 4-year August low

The number of homes sold in California fell to the lowest level for an August in four years as a supply crunch pushed prices higher and kept homes out of reach for many buyers, a real estate research company reported Thursday. An estimated 37,228 houses and condominiums were sold in California last month, down sharply from the same month a year earlier.

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Related Topix: August, CA, California, Home Listing, Home, Foreclosures, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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