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Home price gains topping out. Each year there are 7,000 gas grill fires in the U.S., many from leaking propane | U.S. Stocks begin the week lower

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Home price appreciation in the past few years may have topped out, says a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The bank said that Americans should prepare for a few years of stagnant prices. 249 more words

Home Prices

Foreclosures Fall in U.S. to Pre-Bust Levels: Mortgages

Foreclosure filings in the U.S. fell in June to levels not seen since before the housing bubble burst eight years ago, causing 5.5 million people to lose their homes. 247 more words

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More Trouble in Canada? - Massive Housing Bubble.

I recently discussed how some troubling economic trends are brewing in Canada. Our northerly neighbor tends to slip under the radar; but any economic developments in Canada, the USA’s largest trading partner, should be given serious attention. 350 more words

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The Current Housing Bubble: What Has Changed Under Obama Compared to Bush?

A friend named Sloan purchased a vacant lot in the city of Portland, Oregon for $120,000 in 2010. This year he was offered $210,000 for the same land. 194 more words

Why the housing recovery is over, in four charts

The housing recovery that began in 2012 came on almost as quickly and forcefully as the real estate crash that preceded it.

The combination of low interest rates, investor interest, and good, old-fashioned confidence conspired to cause a rapid and vigorous turnaround in home prices after years of tumbling or stagnant home values. 447 more words

Finance

Pick of the day: City living and the housing crisis | @guardianletters | Society | The Guardian

We have often written about housing and bubbles in this blog. Here is a collection of short opinions on the UK situation by The Guardian. I find the opening paragraph particularly interesting, though the commentator does not develop it further. 115 more words

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Home Foreclosures Fall to Lowest Level in 8 Years

WASHINGTON — Foreclosure activity in the United States dropped last month to the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing bubble burst, and likely will continue to drop through the first half of next year, an industry group said Thursday. 275 more words

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