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New Home Sales Surge, Existing Sales Not So Much

The Mortgage Corner

New home sales shot 6.1 percent higher in February to a 592,000-annualized rate and is near the 600,000 top estimate of economists. Sales appeared to have gotten a boost from builder concessions as the median price fell a monthly 3.9 percent to $296,200 for a year-on-year rate that’s suddenly in the negative column at minus 4.9 percent. 541 more words

Weekly Financial News

New Numbers

The clients of Austin Metrostudy are builders and related industries. “Our survey team drives over 8,500 miles and over 1,000 subdivisions every 90 days to provide you with the valuable information you need on future lots, vacant developed lots, homes under construction, and homes that have been completed.” 546 more words


Chart of the Week: Global House Prices—Where is the Boom?

By IMFBlog

Versions in: 中文 (Chinese) and Español (Spanish)

While house prices around the world have rebounded over the last four years, a closer look reveals that this uptick is dependent on three things: location, location, location. 401 more words

International Monetary Fund

Tips For Buying A Home When You Haven't Sold Yours Yet

We can’t always predict or prepare for certain life situations. There may be circumstances that arise that force someone to put their home on the market and move their life elsewhere, like relocating to another area due to a job promotion. 400 more words

Real Estate

Expert forecasts for the housing market in 2017

2015 ending saw the real estate market rising rapidly to achieve high growths. This trend has continued in 2016 with the housing market boom rising to the levels of pre recession times. 666 more words

Buy Homes

Renovation Trends For 2017 That Won't Break Your Budget

Is it time for a location change? Or do you need to upgrade to a more spacious home? If it’s time to sell your current home, there are a few areas where you can make improvements to give your home a better chance of selling. 334 more words

Real Estate

Should You Buy Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

In the fall of 2008, during the worst of the financial crisis, software architect Matt Hill began looking for stocks that were poised for a comeback. 972 more words