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How Could Import Tariffs Affect Housing?

President Trump caught many by surprise last week by announcing planned tariffs on steel and aluminum, jostling the markets and prompting analysts to weigh in on the prospects of a trade war. But how would the proposed tariffs affect the ...

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The Best and Worst States for Property Taxes

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American household spends $2,197 on property taxes for their homes each year. That’s no small chunk of change for many households, so property taxes are inevitably a factor when homebuyers are trying ...

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The Housing Market’s Long March to Recovery

Between December 2007 and June 2009, U.S. households lost over $16 trillion in net worth. That’s one of the stark figures that opens CoreLogic’s new special report entitled “Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession.” The report tracks the ...

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Pending Home Sales on Slippery Slope

An overall growing economy, rising incomes, and a strong job market did little to increase the number of buyers signing on the dotted line to achieve their dream of being a homeowner. In fact, pending home sales fell to their ...

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San Francisco and San Jose Approaching Pre-Crash Highs

The most recent Home Value Forecast (HVF) Monthly Housing Report by Pro Teck caught its readers with a bit of a surprise. There were some new additions to the company’s top 10 list of core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) that saw ...

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Hispanic Homeownership Increased in 2017

Homeownership in the Hispanic population increased for the third consecutive year according to a joint report by The Hispanic Wealth Project, and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). The report analyzes Hispanic labor force participation rate, household ...

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West Remains the Most Expensive Region to Buy a Home

Home prices continued their upward climb over the last 12 months, ending 2017 with a growth of 6.3 percent according to the December 2017 data on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index that was released by S&P Global on Tuesday. ...

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Single-Family Housing Starts Spike in Northeast

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Dodge Data and Analytics has released its latest data on construction starts, showcasing stats for the month of January 2018. Among the noteworthy data points: a spike-in single-family housing starts in the Northeast region, even as the rest of the ...

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Home Bidding Sight-Unseen?

An increasing number of homebuyers are making offers for homes without first seeing them in person, according to an analysis by online brokers Redfin. The study, which surveyed 1503 respondents who purchased a home in the last one year in November and ...

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For 2018 Forecast, Freddie Mac Looks to the Past

Freddie Mac has released its February Insight report, which “looks into the effects of higher mortgage rates on home buyers, homeowners wishing to refinance, mortgage lenders, home builders and real estate agents.” For this latest Insight report, Freddie Mac economists ...

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