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As The Supply Of New Homes Grows, So Does The Opportunity For A "Good Deal" The housing recovery showed particular weakness in the New Homes Sales category last month -- good news for homebuyers around the country. A "new home" is a home for which there's no previous owner. New Home Sales fell 1...
December 2009 Case-Shiller Data Shows Battered Markets In Bona Fide Recovery Using data compiled in December, Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday.  The report shows home prices down just 2.5% on an annual basis, a figure much lower than the 8.7% annual drop reported after Q3...
How You Can Get The Most Accurate, Real-Time Mortgage Rate Quotes Available   You can't get your mortgage rates from the newspaper. Last week proved it.  Again. Friday morning, headlines and around the country read that mortgage rates were down 0.04 percent, on average, since the week prior. A s...
How To Replace Your HVAC Air Filter   Replacing a home's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) air filter is one way to keep the unit's motor running right.  It's an oft-forgotten part of keeping a well-run home. And, it's simple, too. In the two-minute video above, you'll learn how to...
Mortgage rates are now at their highest levels since the start of the year. The Fed Minutes is a follow-up document, delivered 3 weeks after an official FOMC meeting. It's a companion piece to the post-meeting press release, detailing the debates and discussions that shaped our central bankers' p...
Housing Starts Soar To 6-Month High In January... Or Do They? Sometimes, headlines for housing can be misleading and this week gave us a terrific example. On Wednesday, the Commerce Department released its Housing Starts data for January 2010. The data showed starts at a 6-month high. A “Housing...
The Best And Worst Cities For Commuters (2010 Edition) According to the Census Bureau, 2.8 million people commute to work 90 minutes or more each day, in each direction. Now, your daily commute may not be as long, but time spent in cars, trains and buses is time away from work and from family. D...
How To Remove Stickers And Adhesive-Based Price Tags From Just About Anything   Sometimes, price tags just don't want to unstick. No matter how hard you scrub and scrape, tacky residence stays behind. Turns out, getting "the stick" off your stickers isn't so hard when you have the right tools. I...
How Rising Consumer Sentiment Is Linked To Higher Home Prices   Consumer Sentiment has been on the rise since last February and it's something to which home buyers should pay attention.  The affordability of your next home may hinge on consumer confidence. As the economy recovers from a near-the...
In Pictures: The Severity Of The Foreclosure Crisis Depends On Where You Live Foreclosures stories dominate the national housing news. It seems at least one foreclosure-related story makes its way to the front page or the nightly news every week. But for as much as the foreclosure filing statist...

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