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The Resurgence of Urban Housing

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With over 29 million Americans calling urban neighborhoods home and central cities seizing a sizeable chunk of new job growth, these core locales are metamorphosing into communities that are “more diverse and more interesting than ever,” new study says. But what about the ’burbs?

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Holiday Weekend Sees Mortgage Rates Static

Mortgage rates barely budged heading into the Independence Day weekend, keeping them below last year's levels. According to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) product was 4.12 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending July 3, down 2 basis points from the final June survey.

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Harvard: Housing Recovery Hinges on Millennial Participation

Millennials are so hot right now. Advertisers spend sleepless nights wondering how to associate this “cool” generation with their products and services. In their annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University suggested that participation in the housing market from the segment of the population age 18 to 34 is also the key to a robust housing recovery.

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February Gains Point to Seller Optimism

Realtor.com released its February Monthly Housing Trend Report, which showed an increase in listing prices as well as an increase of housing inventory. The increase in both list price as well as inventory points to a "strong early beginning to this spring's home buying season," the report said.

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