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CoreLogic: More than 1 million homeowners regained equity in 2014

5.4M properties still underwater as of 4Q14
Trey Garrison
The number of homeowners achieving equity rose, and the number underwater, though still high, is falling like the price of West Texas crude. Here’s what’s happening.
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Canadians remain top foreign U.S. homebuyers

RBC secures 1,175 mortgages for Canadians
Brena Swanson
Canadians continue to move south in search of the perfect vacation or investment property, keeping them America’s number-one foreign U.S. homebuyer.
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The secret to selling a home fast? Home staging

Real estate agents share best tips
Brena Swanson
Putting a home on the market is not always enough to make buyers fall in love with it. Instead, sellers and real estate agents turn to staging to help transform a house into a home.
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What's behind the drastic drop in November home sales?

Redfin report says its not a lack of buyers
Brena Swanson
Refin’s latest housing report for November shows an unusual decline in the number of homes for sale. But the report outlines how this trend is likely to change in 2015.
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Williston Financial CEO gave staff these 5 housing predictions

Good times are coming
Jacob Gaffney
Are recent housing indicators and negative headlines cause for concern? Not really. In this CEO's world there is a perfect storm of positivity. And here are his 5 bold housing predictions he's giving to his staff.
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Moodys: Home sales and homebuilding will take off in 2015

Record-low inventories will drive homebuilding
Trey Garrison
Moody's Investors Services is bullish on housing and homebuilding for 2015, as they say the year will start with near-record low inventories of completed and unsold new homes, and low inventories of existing homes. But there's a catch.
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NAR: Dearth of first-time buyers plagues housing

Share of freshman homebuyers at three decade low
Trey Garrison
The share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released Monday by the National Association of Realtors.
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WATCH: Trulia stages haunted house for unsuspecting homebuyers

'Tis the season. For screaming.
Jacob Gaffney
Trulia proves that when it comes to real estate, it's what's inside that counts. Here's the video of Trulia scaring a bunch of poor, innocent people who just want a better place to live.
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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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