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    Is There Life in the Housing Market Yet?
    So far this year, data on home prices suggests that the pace of the housing recovery is slowing. Does that mean the party's over? Not necessarily - it may just be entering a new and more sustainable...Read More
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    Home Values: Buyers May Catch a Break from Slowing Sales
    Recent trends in home values could give would-be buyers a break - depending on where they look. In late August, the US Census Bureau reported the latest figures on new home sales....Read More
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    Home Prices Could Strengthen as Builder Confidence Climbs
    One of the victims of the economic contraction in the first quarter of 2014 was home builder confidence. That confidence may be getting a second wind, and that may be enough to breathe some new life into...Read More
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    Is the Subprime Mortgage Coming Back?
    Are dangerous mortgages creeping back into the housing marketplace? Some consumer authorities agree and some don't. Here's how to protect yourself from potentially dangerous real estate financing. Read More
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    Time for ARMs?
    For many home buyers the first loan choice is a fixed-rate mortgage. But ARM mortgages may well be better loans for many borrowers because they can represent substantial cash savings up front.Read More
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    Low Mortgage Rates May Have A Limited Shelf Life
    A look at what recent changes in Treasury yields imply for mortgage rates, and a discussion of economic trends that may influence mortgage rates in the months ahead. Here's a look at what's to come. Read More
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    Buying a Home: First-Time Buyers Face Tough Times
    There's currently a shortage of first-time buyers in the housing market. This causes problems for both buyers and sellers. Figure out what factors are causing this and what to expect in coming months.Read More
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    Mortgage Rates: Will Oil Prices Force Up Loan Costs?
    There's been a lot of agreement that mortgage rates this year would reach five percent, a prediction which to this point has been wildly off the mark. Rates at this time are clustered around...Read More
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    Are 3% Mortgage Rates Coming Back?
    With mortgage rates dropping consistently over the past few months, it looks like they may fall under 4% for the first time in a long time. Here's why those looking to buy a home are in good shape. Read More
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    Don't Sleep on Low Mortgage Rates
    Although mortgage rates have been consistently falling for a few weeks, they are not likely to stay that way, so don't get too comfortable. Here's why rates are heading upwards and how to handle it.Read More