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Realities of Real Estate: Almost like housing bubble never happened

The housing bubble affected everyone, with a gut-wrenching roller-coaster ride from boom to bust. However, as bad as it was, the housing market, especially in our area, has recovered.

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Contracts to buy homes hits 2-year high in July

WASHINGTON — Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales ...

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Realities of Real Estate: 1 year later, housing shortage could be real

Exactly one year ago, we speculated that there may be a housing shortage in the not-too-distant future. Last June we wrote: What most people fail to recognize is that our population is constantly growing. Right now, the United States has ...

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Sales of previously occupied homes up in April

WASHINGTON — Americans are buying more homes in every region of the country, the latest indication that the housing market could be on the mend. An increasing portion of those sales are from first-time buyers, who are critical to a ...

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No new action expected as Fed weighs job gains

WASHINGTON — Since the Federal Reserve’s policymakers last met in January, the job market has shown more muscle. Employers have hired more than a half million people. The unemployment rate is down. The core issue the policymakers face when they ...

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Documents show how Fed missed housing bust

WASHINGTON — Ben Bernanke presided over his first meeting as Federal Reserve chairman in March 2006 believing the nation’s economy could pull off a “soft landing” from falling home prices. Three months later, Bernanke had begun to grasp that he ...

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