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Survey: Home prices down in most major U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices fell in most major cities for the second straight month, further evidence that the housing recovery will be bumpy and weigh on the broader economy in 2012. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed ...

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U.S. homebuilders expressing less pessimism

WASHINGTON — Rising interest from would-be buyers is leaving U.S. homebuilders less pessimistic about the housing market. But tighter lending standards are still keeping many potential buyers from purchasing new homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment ...

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Realities of Real Estate: ‘Don’t die waiting for prosperity to come’ (access required)

Just about any real estate agent will tell you that for almost four years now, buyers and sellers have had one trait in common — procrastination. Although the desire to delay is frustrating for agents, the trepidation of buyers and ...

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Realities of Real Estate: I think I’ll wait until spring (access required)

Just about any real estate agent will tell you that for almost four years now, buyers and sellers have had one trait in common — procrastination. Although the desire to delay is frustrating for agents, the trepidation of buyers and ...

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Sales of previously occupied homes fell in September

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes fell in September. Home sales are on pace to match last year’s dismal figures — the worst in 13 years. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that home ...

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Severe housing price declines are spreading

WASHINGTON — Even cities that weathered the housing market crash with relatively little damage are suffering now. Severe price declines have spread to Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Cleveland, which had mostly withstood the bust in housing since 2006. The damage ...

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New-home sales in 2010 fall to lowest in 47 years

WASHINGTON — Buyers purchased the fewest number of new homes last year on records going back 47 years. Sales for all of 2010 totaled 321,000, a drop of 14.4 percent from the 375,000 homes sold in 2009, the Commerce Department ...

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