Five bright spots in real estate recession

The real estate market meltdown was much more severe and has lasted much longer than even the most bearish housing market observer would ever have predicted. Rather than values taking a dip, they’ve taken a double dip in many places; and the housing sector drama has infected the job market and the entire world’s economy. …

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Mortgage Rates Head Higher This Week

For the second week in a row, mortgage interest rates have edged up, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. The GSE’s chief economist attributed the rise to positive news on the economic front that suggests the recovery is gaining some traction and consumers are more confident in the job market. According to Freddie …

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NAR Home Buyer and Seller Survey Shows Value of Long-Term Home Ownership

Home buyers today have affirmed a long-term view of home ownership, the typical seller is experiencing positive returns and the vast majority of home owners see their property as a good investment, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers. The study was released here today at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & …

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