Real Estate

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After new and existing home sales surged to their highest levels in years during April, traders are looking for opportunities in housing stocks.

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The nation’s largest lender, Wells Fargo, is offering a new mortgage with a 3 percent down payment requirement. What gives?

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Slightly higher mortgage rates did not deter homebuyers looking for a loan last week.

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The number of listings continues to drop as demand outstrips supply and potential sellers bow out, fearing they won’t find something else to buy.

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American retailers already operate in more foreign countries than Asian and European retailers do, but the gap is now widening.

Summer real estate bounce?

During the housing crisis, being a real estate agent was about as easy as being a swim instructor in the desert.

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Homesellers are hesitant to list their homes this spring because of anxiety about finding a desirable home to buy.

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A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April.

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Despite interest rates hitting recent lows, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week.

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The definition of a “smart home” is coming under scrutiny. That is because sellers and their agents are using the term to boost sales and prices.

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Home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan cities continued to rise in February, though gains are moderating in a number of urban areas.

Millennials are dragging down homeownership

Gone are the days when a homebuyer could sign his dog’s name on the mortgage application and get approved in a day. And that’s a good thing.

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Open houses are a good way to get attention. There are ads in the paper, signs on the corner and sometimes even a few colorful balloons. They rarely, however, lead to a higher price or a quicker sale, according to officials at real estate brokerage Redfin.

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Buying a home no longer offers attractive tax breaks, due to near-record low mortgage rates and an increase in the standard deduction.

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The number of sales and prices in posh Miami Beach fell during the first quarter, according to a new report.