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Factory output in July rose by most since March

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. But builders broke ground on fewer single-family houses, leaving home construction at depressed levels. The mixed data suggest the economy remains fragile ...

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Robert Nusgart: Volatility sends mortgage rates even lower

Amazing. Just amazing. The last week in the mortgage industry has been a series of wild swings of ups and downs that has culminated in a furious wave of phone calls and emails to borrowers and homeowners to get them ...

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Realities of Real Estate: 10 things we look at in a listing report

When you get ready to go house shopping, one of the first pieces of paperwork that you’ll start collecting are listing summaries. An agent may provide you with these, or you might print out summaries of your own from various ...

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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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Realities of Real Estate: In current market, marketing savvy needed

Back in 2006, housing demand reached such a fever pitch that an agent’s contribution to marketing didn’t need to go much beyond putting your house in the Multiple List System. Today, things are a little bit different. A few pictures ...

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Gary S. Williams: Do all your homework before deciding to buy a house

Home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. But before you start looking, there are a number of things you need to consider. First, you should determine what your needs are and whether owning your own home will meet ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Marketing in Real Estate

Back in 2006, housing demand reached such a fever pitch that an agent’s contribution to marketing didn’t need to go much beyond putting your house in the Multiple List System. Today, things are a little bit different. A few pictures ...

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Real Estate Weekly – 7/22/11: Walmart Supercenter slated for Denton

Hotel planned for Maple Lawn Two local real estate development companies, St. John Properties Inc. and Greenebaum and Rose Associates, announced plans to construct a new, full-service hotel at Maple Lawn, a 600-acre, mixed-use community in Howard County. The hotel ...

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Home sales on pace for worst showing in 14 years

WASHINGTON — Halfway through 2011, people are buying homes at the weakest pace in 14 years. Sales of previously occupied homes fell in June for a third straight month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.77 million homes, the ...

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