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Bob and Donna McWilliams: Are we headed for a housing shortage?

If you’d suggest to people that we’re headed for a housing shortage, they’d likely think you’re on another planet. Most folks would point to all the homes on the market and a healthy inventory of foreclosed properties owned by the ...

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Up to 10 pct of Virginia households use high-cost loans

RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly 10 percent of Virginia households have used short-term, high-interest payday, pawnshop and auto-title loans to make ends meet. A study by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service released Tuesday shows that more ...

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Robert Nusgart: Home prices, rates, loan limits moving lower (access required)

This week we learned that mortgage rates are moving lower, housing prices nationally are moving lower and FHA loan limits are gearing to move lower. So all mixed together, what does it mean as we head into summer? Obviously, low ...

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Fixed mortgage rates drops for 7th straight week

WASHINGTON — Fixed mortgage rates slid for the seventh consecutive week, but the lowest rates of the year have done little to lift the struggling housing market. Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 4.55 ...

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Severe housing price declines are spreading

WASHINGTON — Even cities that weathered the housing market crash with relatively little damage are suffering now. Severe price declines have spread to Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Cleveland, which had mostly withstood the bust in housing since 2006. The damage ...

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New-home sales up, but pace remains sluggish

WASHINGTON — More Americans bought new homes in April, but sales remain far below the pace that would represent a healthy housing market. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 7.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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Week in review: 5/20/11 (access required)

Cardin, Gansler fight gas costs U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler appeared Monday in Baltimore, with Cardin calling for an end to federal subsidies for big oil companies and Gansler advocating state legislation that would ...

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