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Realities of Real Estate: Looking high and low for trends

Over the past decade, the housing market has been through such turmoil that it’s difficult to define what’s normal anymore, and the degree to which the healing process has taken place can vary substantially depending on housing type and geographic location.

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Realities of Real Estate: Don’t take holiday from selling house

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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Construction spending up 0.6 percent in July

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects rose in July, led by strong gains in housing and nonresidential projects. Construction spending increased 0.6 percent in July compared with June when activity was unchanged, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The June ...

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Economy grew at 2.5 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined. The Commerce Department said second-quarter ...

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Home sales hit 5.4M in July, highest since ’09

WASHINGTON — For the first time since 2009, previously occupied U.S. homes are selling at a pace associated with a healthy market. Sales jumped 6.5 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.4 million, the National Association ...

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Obama pitches mortgage overhaul as housing rallies

PHOENIX — Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation’s mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be ...

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