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Housing starts mean new homes, but without picket fences

Jan 17, 2013
New homes driving the recent housing market comeback don't come with yards or picket fences -- instead they include rental agreements.
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Housing market comeback gains more traction

Jan 16, 2013
Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services , discusses the housing market, the economy and your paycheck.
Posted In: housing market, inflation, Taxes

From a nation of homeowners to a nation of renters

Jan 9, 2013
As 2013 kicks off, one of the biggest changes to the landscape of consumer finance is taking place in the housing market.
Posted In: housing market, rent, mortgage

The jumbo mortgage is back

Jan 4, 2013
Jumbo mortgages, too large to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, were hard to come by after the financial crisis. But in expensive real-estate markets like San Francisco, they're coming back.
Posted In: housing market, mortgage, home loans

Housing market to gradually move up in 2013

Jan 3, 2013
Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to in the coming year: the housing market.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, interest rates, mortgage

Chicago lags in U.S. housing recovery

Dec 26, 2012
The latest figures on the U.S. housing market show a turnaround is taking hold. But Chicago is a stubborn outlier on the road to recovery.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, Chicago

U.S. may expand mortgage refinance program

Dec 26, 2012
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration is eying new relief for underwater homeowners. Who stands to gain from the program?
Posted In: housing market, mortgage, mortgage refinance

Rising delinquencies threaten Federal Housing Administration

Nov 15, 2012
The Federal Housing Administration's annual report is due out this week, and there's concern that the agency, which insures more than a trillion dollars in mortgages, is in big financial trouble.
Posted In: housing market, mortgage, Federal Housing Administration

Is there a shadow over the good housing starts report?

Oct 17, 2012
The shadow inventory has faded, but some builders say higher costs are looming.
Posted In: housing market, Housing

Housing construction hits four year high

Oct 17, 2012
New construction on apartments and single family houses reached its highest point in September in more than four years. New mortgage applications for home purchases were also up last week.
Posted In: housing market, construction, Mortgages

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