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Credit Suisse: Homebuyers discouraged by rising prices

Traffic index lower than expected in 32 markets
Sarah Wheeler
Stalemate. Buyers expect deal and sellers expect rebound in market pricing.
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The top 5 ways to delight potential homebuyers

Inoculate them, that's a thing
Paul Cardis
We are in a wired world where builder performance is readily shared online via open customer review websites. The builders with the happiest homeowners are the companies with glowing reviews that gain market share, while the rest are simply struggling against a growing tide of poor reviews.
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Fannie Mae: Housing market recovery on pause

Normal housing levels delayed until 2016
Brena Swanson
The housing recovery is struggling to kick it into high gear, reflecting a more subdued market. But despite the lackluster results, there is still one glimpse of good news in the numbers.
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California's recovery? The truth behind the facade

Sales at lowest level since 2007 year-to-date
Brena Swanson
“What continues to surprise us month after month is that in the fifth year of a so-called recovery, year-to-date real estate sales are on track to be the lowest since 2007,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of economic research for PropertyRadar.
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Buying a home? Bankers say do these 8 things first

Manage your budget, check your credit, and more
Ben Lane
One of the biggest potential obstacles is obtaining credit to buy a home. Increasingly tight credit standards may be squeezing out potential buyers, but the Independent Community Bankers of America say they’re willing to help.
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Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all
Rick Sharga
The double whammy over the past few days of flat existing home sales and a disastrous drop in new home sales appears to have dimmed many analysts’ views of the housing market recovery. So is the housing recovery over?
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Zillow helps bring U.S. property listings to homebuyers in China

Chinese spent $11B on U.S. properties in 2013
Trey Garrison
Zillow is expanding its reach into East Asia by entering an exclusive partnership with Beijing Yisheng Leju Information Services to power Leju’s U.S. home shopping experience.
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Turning 20-somethings into home buyers

You're still selling certainty in an uncertain time, and it's to skeptics
Trey Garrison
Generation Y and Millennials are putting off buying their first home longer and longer, but it's not necessarily a permanent shift. Investors weigh in, saying a bit of creativity is in order to woo these potential buyers.
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Most compelling mortgage finance stories of 2013

The first-time homebuyers who never came, and the bidding wars that sparked fierce battles
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Looking back at the year 2013, it’s clear the housing market is one of the few parts of the economy that started to consistently sing a positive tune throughout the year – albeit a tepid tune at times.
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Higher rates push California pending home sales lower

HousingWire Staff
Rising mortgage rates put a dent in California's pending August home sales, while distressed home sales fell to levels not experienced in almost six years.
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