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Share of Chinese-Speaking Buyers Paying Cash for U.S. Homes Rises 229 Percent Over Past Decade

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New Report Finds Scant Savings Among Americans

If today’s piggybanks look a bit emaciated, that’s because they are barely being fed.

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Ka-Ching! Manhattan Housing Prices Skyrocket

One of the nation’s priciest housing markets has become much more expensive.

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New Homes Sales Continue to Rise

The volume of home sales continued to rise while interest rates took a tumble, according to the latest housing data.

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Affordability Woes Impact One-Quarter of Markets

Homeownership affordability is a growing problem in nearly one-quarter of the major metro markets, according to the latest Health of Housing Markets Report released by Nationwide.

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Home Values Down, Prices Inch Up, Loan Mods Ease

The latest housing data presents a mixed picture of home value depreciation, a scant increase in home prices and a slight slowdown in loan modifications.

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St. Louis Fed Chief: Raise the Rates!

The head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has called for an increase in interest rates, arguing that last week’s decision to leave rates unchanged was a mistake.

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Fed’s Refusal to Raise Rates Greeted With Mixed Emotions

The Federal Reserve’s decision not raise rates again was greeted by the mortgage industry with a degree of relief from some industry leaders and rueful disappointment by others.

Mixed Results on New Residential Construction Activity

The residential construction market experienced a combination of highs and lows last month, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

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Fed Declines to Raise Rates Again

The Federal Reserve has decided to leave well enough alone and will not raise the federal funds rate at this time.


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