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7 January 2011
U.S.home prices fell by 4.1 percent during 2010, with a somewhat smaller decline predicted for the current year, according to new figures from Clear Capital market research.
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7 January 2011
Although many housing markets are expected to fully recover from the impacts of the economic downturn within a decade, others may remain mired in decline for years to come, perhaps even coming to resemble Old West ghost towns.
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9 December 2010
U.S.home values fell even more in 2010 than they did last year, with an expected $1.7 trillion total decline by year's end, according to figures released today by the real estate data company Zillow.
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2 December 2010
Buyers of foreclosed homes obtained their biggest discounts in nearly five years during the third quarter of the year, shaving nearly one-third off the price of comparable residential properties.
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11 September 2010
If you're thinking about buying a home in New York City, there's a good chance you'll be getting a co-op rather than a condo or a house.
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9 September 2010
Nearly 60,000 individuals who purchased homes in 2009 could get a notice from the IRS improperly demanding that they repay their homebuyer tax credit, according to the Treasury Department.
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19 May 2010
One of the mistakes that many people make when buying a newly built home is to skip the home inspection.After all, they reason, it's a brand new house - everything should be perfect.
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26 March 2010
Home prices appear to be very attractive right now, after sharp declines following the collapse of the housing bubble.It would seem to be a good time to buy, but what if prices fall still further? Is there a good way to tell if your area is overvalued?.
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1 February 2010
Fannie Mae is offering some new incentives to homebuyers in an effort to clear out its inventory of foreclosed homes.
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19 November 2009
With the recent extension and expansion of the homebuyer federal tax credit, both existing homeowners and first-time buyers are now eligible for a credit.So what do you have to do to qualify?.
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7 August 2009
So maybe the current low mortgage rates and housing prices have you thinking about buying a home.If you haven't already, you'll quickly find out that part of the challenge is decoding the property descriptions in the real estate listings.
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16 October 2008
Check out the ads in the real estate section of your local newspaper.If you read between the lines, you'll probably sense messages like, "Selling home-desperate!" or "Need to sell home, but can't find buyer.
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16 July 2008
Buying a house sometimes hinges on the ability to come up with cash for the down payment.But larger down payments can also save consumers money.During challenging economic times, it helps to understand all the options before applying for a mortgage and buying a home.
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