Monthly Archives: March 2012

New-home prices rise, but sales slip

Sales of new homes fell in February, but a jump in prices to their highest level in eight months kept hopes alive of a recovery in the housing market. Original post by msnbc.com: Real estate

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BofA to offer rentals as foreclosure alternative

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Where it’s hardest for us to make the rent

At the top of the list is Honolulu, where if you made the average wage you’ll need to work 97 hours a week to afford the average two-bedroom apartment there. Original post by msnbc.com: Real estate

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Mortgage benchmark jumps back above 4%

Mortgage rates may have finally hit bottom. The benchmark 30-year rate has risen above 4 percent for the first time since October, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Original post by msnbc.com: Real estate

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Michael Jackson’s death home listed again

Michael Jackson is dead and buried — but the home he died in is still very much available. Original post by msnbc.com: Real estate

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Builders slog ahead on a long road to recovery

The home building industry is slogging along on a path to recovery. But it will be awhile before the industry is back to what feels like “normal. Original post by msnbc.com: Real estate

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Housing starts fall, but new home permits soar

U.S. housing starts fell in February, but permits for future construction jumped to their highest level since October 2008, according to a government report. Original post by msnbc.com: Real estate

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French palace, near Dallas, hits auction block

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More seniors using reverse mortgages

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10 U.S. cities making a comeback

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