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Existing home sales expected to rise

by Erika Beras Aug 20, 2019
Analysts are predicting a lift in July numbers after June's small decline.
A sold sign is seen in front of a recently purchased home in San Francisco.
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Instant offers create a new kind of seller's market for homeowners

by Amy Scott Jun 12, 2019
Some would rather sell for less than go through the hassle and expense of selling a house the traditional way.
Renee Williams' former house, now owned by Zillow, in Parker, Colorado.
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Homebuyers in expensive markets may finally get a break

by Amy Scott Apr 30, 2019
New data shows price growth has been slowing for nearly in a year in some markets.
A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California.
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Sometimes you can go home again

by Amy Scott Apr 17, 2019
Our housing reporter revisits her childhood home 30 years later and discovers just how much homeownership has changed — and stayed the same.
Amy Scott in her old room.
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In a slowing market, selling a house isn't easy

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 27, 2018
Prices are still going up, but slower than they have in almost two years, leaving realtors managing seller expectations.
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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Inventory shortage driving existing home sales market

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 24, 2018
There’s a shortage of existing homes for sale in some parts of the country and prices are going up steadily. Part of the problem is that people aren’t moving and there aren’t enough new homes being built.   Click the audio…

Rising prices and falling affordability in housing

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 22, 2018
The market is good if you're selling, but challenging if you want to buy.
Lily-Rygh Glen and her wife recently bought this fixer on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, after searching for years for an affordable first home.
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New home sales are looking up in a tight housing market

by Dan Gorenstein Feb 26, 2018
New home sale numbers are out today from the U.S. Census Bureau. In a tight housing market, strong new construction numbers could be a boost to first-time homebuyers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Housing growth is stunted by a lack of supply

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 21, 2017
The job market is firm, consumer confidence is high and mortgage rates are low. Perfect conditions for a strong housing market. Yet, inventory of new homes and sales of existing homes remain depressed. And that’s putting a big crimp on…

New home sales up more than 25 percent from last year

by Donna Tam Jul 26, 2016
The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest numbers shows the market trending up for several months now.
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