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Items Tagged with 'Home Price'


Home price growth continued to cool in May

CoreLogic: Even higher-end homes showing weakness
July 22, 2014
Home prices rose just 0.4% in May from the previous month, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported Tuesday, continuing the rapid cool down in price appreciation in the housing market.
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Is this why 3.6 million ready homeowners aren’t selling in 2014?

One in three current mortgage holders have a rate below 4%
July 21, 2014
The problem for one in three homeowners is that selling and then buying means surrendering a dynamite mortgage interest rate, which means even if the home they want to buy is about the same price, they end up paying much more per month.
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California housing-price increases simmer down

Double-digit gains slow
July 16, 2014
Although home prices are still trending higher in California, the pace of increases is finally starting to slow and exit double-digit gains.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The greatest threat to the housing industry

Good 2Q news for Annaly; why home prices are falling; rent or buy?
July 7, 2014
What is happening with home price gains, and what is the biggest threat to the housing industry? Which mortgage REIT may outperform expectations in the second quarter? And when is renting better than buying?
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CoreLogic: Home prices surge 8.8%

Price growth starts to cool off
July 1, 2014
Although home prices increased 8.8% from last year, this is still down almost three percentage points from just three months ago.
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Trulia: We are not headed toward another housing bubble

Home prices still undervalued nationally
June 24, 2014
“We’d be at greater risk of heading toward a bubble if price gains were still accelerating, but they’re not,” Trulia's Chief Economist Jed Kolko said. “Even in the bubbliest markets, it’s not 2006 all over again.”
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The housing market's failure to launch in 2014

4 housing indicators holding back growth
June 24, 2014
"Although incoming data show a pickup in activity heading into the current quarter, any strength during the remainder of the year is not expected to be enough to overcome the weakness in the first quarter," Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said.
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FHFA: Home price gains lose steam in April

Price softness shows weakness of housing economy
June 24, 2014
Price softness from both FHFA and Case-Shiller raises questions about the strength of the housing economy.
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Case-Shiller: Home price increases step on the brakes, weaken

Annual gains drastically slow
June 24, 2014
“Although home prices rose in April, the annual gains weakened,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Overall, prices are rising month-to-month but at a slower rate.”
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Existing home sales surge 4.9% in May

Is this the light at the end of the tunnel?
June 23, 2014
According to newly released data from the National Association of Realtors, May’s existing home sales rose by nearly 5% over April’s numbers. May’s month-over-month gain of 4.9% was the highest monthly rise since August 2011.
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