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Year-Over-Year Housing Inventory Declines for Fifth Consecutive Month

There were fewer homes for sale in June than there were a year ago, increasing competition for potential buyers this home shopping season.

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The Fed Declines to Raise Rates Again

The Godot-worthy wait for the Federal Reserve to push forward an increase in the federal funds rate has been extended once again.

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New Data Reaffirms Possible Trouble in Housing

After a series of data reports that suggested that the housing market is hitting more than a few potholes on its road to recovery, two new statistical updates ap

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Demand for Apartments Remains Hot in July

Consumer demand for rental apartments remained strong while the market for apartment properties stayed relatively unchanged in the latest National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions.

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The Elite Performer: A Q&A With Fitzgerald Farms

This past Memorial Day weekend, my family and I went camping and horseback riding with some friends here in the beautiful state of Ore

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June Housing Sales Take Surprise Tumble

Last month saw sales of new single-family houses drop unexpectedly to a seven-month low, according to data released this morning by the

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Treasury Yields Drive Mortgage Rates Lower

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) reversing course once again and moving lower amid mixed economic and housing data.

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Yellen Affirms Upcoming Rate Hike, Defends Fed Transparency

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen insisted that the long-awaited increase in interest rates is not a question of “if” but “when”—and she also insisted that the central bank is operating in a transparent manner.

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Zillow: Mortgage Rates Rise as Foreign Financial Woes Subside

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on 

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CoreLogic: Strong Dollar Dilutes Appeal to Foreign Buyers

A strong dollar is not the best thing for the U.S.

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