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Why homebuilders are still cautious – Fortune (blog)

December 18, 2013

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Why homebuilders are still cautious
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FORTUNE — The latest earnings from the nation’s biggest homebuilders would suggest the housing market is recovering nicely. While some of that’s true, the healing process from years of record foreclosures and spiraling home prices are far from perfect.
Why You Should Be Cautious About Homebuilders DailyFinance
Home building recovers, but pricier properties dampen demand MarketWatch (blog)
Lennar Profit Beats Estimates as Homes Sell at Higher Prices (4) Businessweek

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Adding a reverse mortgage to your nest-egg strategy – MarketWatch

December 17, 2013

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Adding a reverse mortgage to your nest-egg strategy
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Homeowners age 62 and older who have either paid off their home in full or have a considerable amount of home equity — and use the place as their primary residence — can use a reverse mortgage to tap their housing wealth while still living in the
MarketWatch: Will Reverse Mortgages Grow in Popularity? Reverse Mortgage Daily

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Coming up: December home-builder sentiment – MarketWatch

December 17, 2013

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Coming up: December home-builder sentimentMarketWatchWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — An index of sentiment among home builders is expected to rise to 56 in December from 54 in November, according to economists surveyed by MarketWatch. Readings above 50 for…

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Spotlight on economy: Data may show quiet inflation, optimistic home builders – MarketWatch (blog)

December 16, 2013

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Spotlight on economy: Data may show quiet inflation, optimistic home builders
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The consumer price index has risen just 1.0% in the 12 months ended in October. And it’s only up 1.7% excluding food and energy, a number known as the core rate of inflation. Both figures are well below the Federal Reserve’s 2% to 2.5% target. The
Consumer Prices Steady As Fed Weighs Next Move New York Times
Consumer Prices Steady as Fed Weighs QE Taper: Economy San Francisco Chronicle
US inflation tame, but Fed may still trim bond buying The Star Online

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Mortgage secrets to help you get approved – MarketWatch

October 7, 2013

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Mortgage secrets to help you get approved
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Lenders market FHA 203(k) mortgages more heavily in urban areas, where homes are in severe need of rehabbing, Kendall said. But properties that qualify for these loans can be located anywhere. And many times, these diamonds in the rough are bargains.
When is an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) a good choice? San Francisco Chronicle
Average US 30-year Mortgage Rate Down to 4.22 Percent TIME
Commerce Bank: Saturday’s Interest Rates for Home Mortgages Oct 5 2013 USDailyVoice
Eagle’s Rant  – Reuters
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Pending home sales fall for second month as mortgage rates rise – MarketWatch (blog)

August 28, 2013

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Pending home sales fall for second month as mortgage rates rise
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“Higher mortgage interest rates and rising home prices are impacting monthly contract activity in the high-cost regions of the Northeast and the West,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, in a statement. Mortgages have become pricier over the
Housing recovery loses a step as pending home sales fall Reuters
Pending Home Sales Decline for Second Month in a Row Economic Populist
Home Sales Report Leads Wednesday’s Economic News Wall Street Sector Selector
Motley Fool  – Tucson Citizen
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Home-construction starts lowest in almost a year – MarketWatch

July 18, 2013

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Homeconstruction starts lowest in almost a year
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“Looking ahead we expect activity in new residential construction to continue to pick up speed, as home builders take their cue from rising prices and the tight inventory of existing homes,” Ksenia Bushmeneva, an economist at TD Economics, wrote in a 
Builders staying busy St. George Daily Spectrum
Home permits rise locally, nationally Daytona Beach News-Journal
Home building slows in June CNN

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Home-builder confidence hits seven-year high – MarketWatch

June 17, 2013

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Homebuilder confidence hits seven-year high
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Confidence among home builders leaped in June, despite rising interest rates. Builder confidence levels are far higher than those typically associated with the current level of single-family-home building. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A gauge of 
Home Builders‘ Outlook Turns ‘Good’ for First Time Since ’06 Wall Street Journal
Survey: Most US homebuilders optimistic about home sales for first time in 7 years Washington Post
NY Manufacturing, Home Builders Top Expectations International Business Times
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post Largest One Week Increase in 10 Months – MarketWatch (press release)

January 31, 2013

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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post Largest One Week Increase in 10 Months MarketWatch (press release) The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate climbed back above the 3 percent mark for the first time since September, hitting 3.03 percent, while the larger jumbo 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to 4.17 percent. Adjustable rate mortgages were also higher … More […]

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Trulia Identifies State-by-State Seasonal Real Estate Search Peaks and Valleys – MarketWatch (press release)

January 30, 2013

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Trulia Identifies State-by-State Seasonal Real Estate Search Peaks and Valleys MarketWatch (press release) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Trulia (NYSE:TRLA) today published the findings from the Trulia Real Estate Search Report, which tracks and analyzes the online search behavior of U.S. house hunters. Based on all home searches on … July … […]

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