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Home Builders Have Positive Outlook

More U.S. home builders viewed business conditions favorably than unfavorably for the first time in more than seven years in June, a trade group said.

Home Lending Offices Not Seeing Effects of Pickup

Though the national average rate for a 30-year loan dropped to a low of 3.31, it's rebounded to nearly 4 percent. That's made refinancing existing loans less attractive.

Property Taxes Still Top Concern in Jersey

Property taxes are still a major concern for New Jersey voters, with 79 percent reporting an increase in their tax bills.

Home Sales Jump 31 Percent in San Antonio

The San Antonio housing market continued its spring surge last month, with home sales hitting a five-year high.

Scott Signs Mortgage Relief Into Law

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida signed a bill Tuesday that will distribute $200 million in mortgage relief, saying the new law would hold banks accountable and shield homeowners from foreclosure abuses.

Home Prices Gain 12.1 Percent in April

Led by big gains in Western states, a dramatic rise in national home prices in April over the year prior underscored how low supply and strong demand have become powerful boosts for the nation's housing market.

Housing 'Double Bubble' May Be on Rise in Calif.

Zooming home prices have people wondering if California real estate is heading for another bubble and another crash.

Home Prices Indicate Market Has Stabilized, FHFA Says

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said its home price index was up 1.9 percent in the first quarter, and home prices rose 6.7 percent on a 12-month basis, down from the 7.1 percent annual inflation rate from the end of February.

Las Vegas Housing Crisis Seems to Be Subsiding

Las Vegas' underwater mortgage remains the worst in the country, but it keeps showing signs of improvement.

Frantic Florida Housing Market Recalls Boom Times

A buying frenzy in Florida is reminiscent of the boom days of 2005 and 2006 -- except today's buyers are using cash and heavy equity, not "liar loans" boasting inflated income or assets.

Low Inventory Keeps Roof on Home Sales

Sales of existing homes were down in March due to constraints on inventory, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Home Builders Optimistic on Rising Sales Figures

The National Association of Home Builders said its index for builder confidence added three points to reach 44 over a downwardly revised 41 point reading for April.

SoCal Home Prices at Highest Level in 5 Years

Southern California home prices popped to their highest level in 58 months during April and sales hit their highest level for that month in seven years.

Miami Home Prices up 8.6 Percent From Year Ago

Home prices across greater Miami rose 8.6 percent in March 2013 from a year earlier, according to data firm CoreLogic.

Home Prices Continue to Rise Despite Slowdown

U.S. home prices showed continued strength in March with a month-to-month rise of 1.9 percent, CoreLogic reported.

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