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Experts weigh in: Positive jobs report fails to fix what’s wrong with housing

Expect Fed to raise rates in June
Economists agree that the April jobs report proved the economy is moving along at a healthy pace despite the disappointing job numbers in March. But when it comes to the housing market specifically, this positive report does little to help the factors that are really blocking growth in the industry. Here, top housing economists explain what the news means for the bottom line in housing.
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Aaron Hernandez home listing claims most weekly views

Popularity rises after offer placed on house
Just a week after NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was found in his prison cell after an apparent suicide, his former home gathered the most views for the week on an online website. What’s more, after being on the market for more than a year at $1.3 million, the house is now under contract.
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Millennials would really prefer to live in these 10 cities

List ranges from affordable to expensive
Younger home shoppers are set to become the No. 1 homebuying cohort throughout the coming years, but they’re not opting to buy a home just anywhere. Realtor.com took advantage of its website user data to create a list of the top 10 markets where Millennials are looking for a home. While a chunk of the cities on the list are affordable, it’s not true for all of them.
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Realtor.com: These are the top 10 suburban housing hotspots

More buyers look outside city as home prices rise
As home prices continue to increase, more homebuyers are being pushed out of urban areas and into the suburbs. In fact, about 50% of all homebuyers planning to buy a home this spring said they will purchase a home in the suburbs. In that spirit, here are the top 10 suburbs in the nation.
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Here are 2016’s top 10 most popular homes for sale

Hint: No. 1 is the country’s biggest fixer-upper
As 2016 comes to a close, realtor.com put together a list of the year’s most popular homes for sale, as measured by clicks. Whether they're well known as movie locations or celeb homes, these houses captured the attention of many Americans this year. However, the attention didn't always translate to a sale.
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Realtor.com predicts these 5 housing trends for 2017

Millennials, home prices, interest rates
The housing market is on the edge of 2017. A quick look back on 2016 shows a year filled with thoughts on Millennial homeownership, low interest rates and drastically low inventory. What changes do you think next year will bring for housing?
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Will interest rates price Millennials out of the housing market before they can even jump in?

Interest rates rise after the election
Millennials, which usually fall into the first-time homebuyer pool, are predicted to start moving into the housing market soon as they opt out of renting. Unfortunately, this new forecast report explained that the election changed a lot of the rosy picture original predicted for first-time homebuyers in 2017.
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