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    Mortgage applications skyrocket in holiday week

    Homebuyers celebrated Thanksgiving last week dreaming of new, pricier digs. An index tracking applications for loans to purchase homes...

    Mortgage applications skyrocket in holiday week
    Residential construction accounted for 44% of spending in October. (iStock)

    Housing drives rise in construction spending October

    A strong housing market continued to fuel construction spending this fall. Construction spending grew an estimated 1.3 percent in...

    Housing drives rise in construction spending October
    Second monthly decline in contract activity signals looming decline in U.S. home sales (iStock)

    Pending home sales fall again as prices continue to rise

    In another indication of a potential slowdown in the country’s hot housing market, an index tracking pending home sales...

    Pending home sales fall again as prices continue to rise
    The mirage of low interest rates
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    The mirage of low interest rates

    Record-low interest rates have created an unprecedented opportunity for homebuyers. That’s the party line in the residential industry. But that’s not how things are playing out on the ground. Many buyers have little chance...

    The mirage of low interest rates
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    Mortgage requests surge ahead of Thanksgiving

    As the holiday season kicked off, buyers and homeowners got hungry for home financing. An index tracking the number...

    Mortgage requests surge ahead of Thanksgiving
    Prices increased 6.6 percent year-over-year in September (iStock)

    US home prices surged 6.6% in September

    Housing prices continue to soar into the fall. Prices increased 6.6 percent year-over-year in September, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, which tracks the housing market in 20 cities including New...

    US home prices surged 6.6% in September
    Housing starts rose almost 5% last month

    Housing starts rose almost 5% last month

    Homebuilding surged in October in tandem with confidence in the sector reaching a new high. Housing starts jumped 4.9 percent to 1.5 million, seasonally adjusted, compared to 1.4 million logged in September by the...

    Housing starts rose almost 5% last month
    The increase put an end to the “recent slump” that gripped the purchase market over the past seven weeks (iStock)

    Over the slump? Home-purchase mortgages jump

    Mortgage application to buy homes rebounded after a two-month slump. Applications for purchase loans rose 4 percent, seasonally adjusted,...

    Over the slump? Home-purchase mortgages jump
    Homebuilder confidence soars to another record high

    Homebuilder confidence soars to another record high

    Homebuilders’ faith in the housing market continues to reach new heights, even as the country braces itself for a...

    Homebuilder confidence soars to another record high

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