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US existing home sales rose 1.1 percent in March

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WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that ...

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Group: Data shows riots didn’t slow Baltimore housing market

A home for sale on Portland Street in Baltimore, where officials hope a new tax credit will keep homeowners in the city. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Despite concerns April 2015’s riots would damage Baltimore’s housing market for the foreseeable future, recent numbers suggest that’s not happening. Live Baltimore, an organization that promotes living in the city, using data from Multiple Listing Service, has found sales in ...

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Baltimore metro housing market posts strong March

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An analysis of March’s housing data for the Baltimore metro area shows the market continuing to improve. ShowingTime RealEstate Business Intelligence found the median home sales price was up 3.2 percent from last year; sales in March were up 11.2 ...

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Recovery spurs McMansion comeback

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The McMansion is making a comeback. At least that’s what CityLab found after drilling down into recently released Census data. Following the 2008 financial crisis the average size of a home in the U.S. started to tumble. But the website ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Right said Fed

Over the past couple of columns, we’ve been reviewing the impact of rising mortgage rates, as well as the impetus for those rate increases. We recently explained how the Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Ben Bernanke, triggered a jump in mortgage rates by suggesting that the Feds might begin to tighten up on their easy money policies.

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