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How much more expensive is Md.? New data sheds light

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Living and buying in Maryland is expensive – and it looks like it’s going to stay that way. According to recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, prices in Maryland are more than 10 percent higher than the national ...

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Average on 30-year mortgage up to 3.66 percent

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages have risen for a fourth straight week, remaining slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the ...

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More U.S. homes facing foreclosure risk in June

LOS ANGELES — Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values. June provided the latest ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Is it better to rent or buy?

These days, many people think that renting might be a better deal than making the leap to home ownership. Much of the decision is a function of your financial condition and overall ability to buy. For some, a poor credit ...

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Realities of Real Estate: The Reality of Real Estate Taxes

This time of year, state, county and city governments are working on their budgets, looking to determine if taxes will go up, go down or stay the same. Real estate taxes are a major source of government revenues, and given ...

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Homeownership takes biggest dive since Great Depression

W ASHINGTON — The American dream of homeownership has felt its biggest drop since the Great Depression, according to new 2010 census figures released Thursday. The analysis by the Census Bureau found the homeownership rate fell to 65.1 percent last ...

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