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The downside of rising house prices

Nov 6, 2013
Higher house prices are often seen as a sign of an improving economy, but they have a downside when incomes don't keep pace.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, equity, San Luis Obispo

Who's afraid of 5 percent mortgage rates?

Jun 28, 2013
Do fast-rising interest rates threaten the growing recovery in housing? Experts say prices are still low enough to attract buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, mortgage rates, interest rates

Housing prices surge, rise 9.3% since last year

Apr 30, 2013
Home prices rose 1.2 percent in February and were up 9.3 percent since last year, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index.
Posted In: housing market, home prices, case shiller

Recovery hits home prices

Jan 29, 2013
The latest home price numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Index show the strongest year-over-year growth since 2006.
Posted In: home prices, stock market

Beetle infestation drives up lumber prices

Oct 26, 2012
A new set of beetles is taking North America by storm, and this time the casualty is the lumber industry. What does this mean for home building and other lumber needs in the U.S.?
Posted In: construction, home prices, Environment, Beetle, lumber, wood

How home sales and job growth are related

Sep 26, 2012
We’re getting another pulse check on housing later this morning. The numbers on new home sales for August come out today, and they’re expected to be pretty good. How does an uptick in housing affect the job market? Turns out, they are pretty closely linked.
Posted In: home prices, Unemployment

A positive sign: Profits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Aug 8, 2012
Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Posted In: mortgage, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, home prices, Housing

Case-Shiller Index shows falling home prices continue

Jan 31, 2012
Home prices are falling again in many major American cities. Why?
Posted In: Housing, home prices, case shiller

Confidence in the economy ebbs

Jan 31, 2012
Today saw drops in both home prices and consumer confidence. Could the recovery experts have been tracking be stalled?
Posted In: case shiller, home prices, consumer confidence

MID-DAY UPDATE: Unrest in Libya causes oil prices to spike; home prices fell in December

Feb 22, 2011
Oil giant Shell has moved all of its foreign workers out of Libya, following a similar move by BP late last week. With protests in Libya escalating...
Posted In: BP, case shiller, home prices, housing market, Libya, mid-day update, Oil, oil industry, oil price, Pittsburgh, protests, Saudi Arabia, Shell, Standard & Poor's, turmoil, unrest

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