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Daughter doesn’t buy dad’s cheerleading for U.S. homeownership

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Six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a financial meltdown, some young adults are more risk averse and view the potential upsides of status and wealth more skeptically than before the crisis, altering the homeownership calculation. It’s more than the weight of student loans, an iffy job market and tight credit -- even those who can buy are hesitant.

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Realities of Real Estate: Don’t take holiday from selling house (access required)

When we get to this time of year, many sellers start talking about taking their houses off the market for the holidays. Some sellers think that all the buyers go into hibernation during November and December. Others just don’t want to be hassled with showing their houses during the holidays.

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Contracts for homes nationwide dipped in February

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes dipped in February from nearly a two-year high, a mixed signal ahead of the spring home-buying season. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its index ...

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Rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.95 percent

WASHINGTON — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage jumped after standing pat for three straight weeks at record lows. But the rate stayed below 4 percent for the 12th straight week, keeping home-buying and refinancing attractive for those ...

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Contracts to buy homes rose in June for 2nd month

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose for a second month in June. But the gain was not enough to signal a rebound in the weak housing market. The National Association of Realtors says ...

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