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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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17% of homes with a mortgage seriously underwater

Share of underwaters continues slow decline
April 16, 2014
Fully 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage in the first quarter, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2014.
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3 questions weighing on the FOMC

Labor market, inflation, extra factors all play a role
April 16, 2014
The Federal Open Market Committee is evaluating the impact of recent weak economic reports and if that impact is grounds enough to change its outlook on America’s future.
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Here's proof the housing bubble is about to burst

This recovery is an illusion
April 15, 2014
If those economists who believe the government will continue to intervene are right, the outcome would further fuel a false demand for available housing. But will this government or even a new one want to step in again to bail out consumers?
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Only 17% of metros have recovered from the housing crash

Here are the top 10 big and small markets that made it through
April 10, 2014
Only about 17% of the 350 metro markets in America have seen a return to or growth beyond their last normal levels of housing activity.
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Cities growing faster than surburbs but not in population growth

Trulia gives 3 reasons how this is happening
April 10, 2014
The suburbs have greater population growth, but urban areas are now growing at a faster pace than during the years of the housing bubble.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Online home shopping surges; Mortgages tank

April 7, 2014
The final leg of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket with Yahoo! Sports will come to a close Monday night after most brackets were destroyed on the first day. Plus, Americans are shopping for homes in record numbers online, but where are they looking?
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1 in 3 homes is unaffordable and a bubble is forming

Zillow study shows drastic housing affordability gap
April 4, 2014
More than half the homes currently on the market in seven major American metros are currently unaffordable for local residents, and one-third of homes for sale are unaffordable by historic standards.
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Residential construction spending down for February

Overall construction spending ticks up on public housing
April 1, 2014
Construction spending rose a mere 0.1% month-over-month in February to $945.7 million, with private residential construction spending down 0.8% and residential construction down 0.7%.
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Fed dialing back its support of the mortgage bond market

Just as peak home buying season approaches
March 27, 2014
Fed-purchased securities, which helped to spur the housing recovery, are poised to fall below growth as soon as May.
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Jobless claims drop to four-month low

Initial claims lower than expectations
March 27, 2014
The number of initial jobless claims – those applying for the first-time for unemployment benefits – fell 10,000 to 311,000 last week, which is the lowest number in four months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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