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March Existing-Home Sales Spike

The Mortgage Corner Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million in March from 4.89 million in February—the highest annual rate … Continue reading

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Housing Inventories, Price Rises Slowing

The Mortgage Corner The most important housing statistic in 2014 will be whether inventories continue to increase. Low inventories are hurting sales, and Goleta, California is helping local supplies with several new housing projects in the works. This is because … Continue reading

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Home Sales Surging

The Mortgage Corner Total existing home sales are accelerating, and prices are rising along with declining inventories. Sales that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in November … Continue reading

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Home Prices Finally Rising!

The Mortgage Corner Even the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, a 3-month average of all existing-home prices that lags all other indexes—such as FHFA and CoreLogic—says home prices are finally showing signs of life. Why? Inventories are declining as investors … Continue reading

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