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November 4, 2016

Mortgage Rates Rise in U.S.

The 30-year mortgage rate jumped 7 basis points to 3.54 percent, the largest 1-week increase in over six months

Monsef Rachid

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November 3, 2016

U.S. Home Prices Accelerate in Q3 Due to Lack of Inventory

Persistent supply shortages throughout the country led to slightly faster home price appreciation during the third quarter

WPJ Staff

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October 31, 2016

U.S. Buyers Devour Housing Inventory

Real estate in October 2016 remained strong amid unusually low levels of supply, leading to the largest monthly decline in for-sale inventory since July 2015

Monsef Rachid

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October 28, 2016

U.S. Pending Home Sales Uptick in September

Pending home sales shifted higher in September 2016 following August's notable dip and are now at their fifth highest level over the past year

Monsef Rachid

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October 22, 2016

First-time Buyers Drive U.S. Home Sales Higher in September

U.S. sales rebounded strongly in September 2016, and were propelled by sales from first-time buyers reaching a 34 percent share

Monsef Rachid

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October 21, 2016

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Uptick Again, Highest in Four Months

Mortgage rates moved higher marking the first time the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen above 3.5 percent since June 2016

WPJ Staff

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October 20, 2016

Cash Sales Account for 30 Percent of All U.S. Home Sales

Cash sales accounted for 29.7 percent of total home sales in July 2016, down 1.9 percentage points year over year from July 2015

Monsef Rachid

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October 19, 2016

U.S. Housing Starts Collapse in September

Overall nationwide housing starts down 9% in September. However, both single-family production and overall permit issuance posted solid gains

Michael Gerrity

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October 18, 2016

U.S. Builder Confidence Index Dips in October

U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes remained high despite the National Association of Home Builders dipped down two points

Monsef Rachid

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October 17, 2016

New Home Mortgage Applications Increase in U.S.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Builder Application Survey for September 2016, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 3 percent

WPJ Staff

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October 17, 2016

Distressed Property: A Clean Play for Investors?

Distressed properties have declined, with the delinquency rate on single-family residential mortgages sliding to 4.84 percent in the month of October

Brian O'Connell

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October 14, 2016

How Homebuyers Can Receive Down Payment Assistance

Did you know that anyone who qualifies for a mortgage can buy a home for as little as 3 percent down plus closing costs, zero if you're a veteran?

Teresa Mears

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October 13, 2016

37,000 Completed U.S. Home Foreclosures in August

U.S. home foreclosure inventory declined by 29.6 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 42.4 percent compared with August 2015

Michael Gerrity

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October 13, 2016

How to Buy a Home With Bad Credit (Yes, You Can)

Depending on your credit score, you might still qualify for a conventional loan—but you should expect to pay a higher interest rate

Daniel Bortz

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October 6, 2016

13 Things to Know About Selling Your Home in Fall and Winter

More Americans than ever are renting instead of owning a home. About 37 percent of housing units in the U.S. are occupied by renters

Devon Thorsby

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October 3, 2016

The Closing Process: What To Expect on the Big Day

One hurdle lies ahead: the home closing. Known as “settlement” or “escrow,” this is when all involved parties meet to make this transaction official

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October 3, 2016

Chiefs QB Nick Foles Bought Home Before Rams Let Him Go

Two weeks before closing on the house, Foles, 27, was cut loose by the Rams and eventually signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs

Luke Stangel

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September 29, 2016

If You Can Afford to Buy a Home, Why Are You Still Renting?

More Americans than ever are renting instead of owning a home. About 37 percent of housing units in the U.S. are occupied by renters

Devon Thorsby

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September 28, 2016

Cash Home Sales Hit Record Low in U.S.

According to CoreLogic, cash home sales accounted for 29.3 percent of total home sales in June 2016, down 2.5 percentage points year over year

Michael Gerrity

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September 26, 2016

New Home Sales in U.S. Dip in August

According to HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell 7.6 percent in August 2016

Monsef Rachid

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September 24, 2016

Existing-Home Sales Rise as Prices Start to Drop

Sales of the previously lived-in residences rose 5.5% from a month prior and 7.3% from a year earlier, hitting 541,000 deals

Clare Trapasso

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September 23, 2016

Home Prices Near 10-Year Peak in U.S.

According to a forward-looking housing barometer report by Nationwide, U.S. home prices nationally have risen significantly since 2008

Michael Gerrity

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September 23, 2016

Is The Fabulous Foreclosure Deal A Thing Of The Past?

There's tough competition for properties remaining on the foreclosure market as conditions continue to improve

Vanessa McGrady

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September 18, 2016

Why farmland may become more popular than a golf course

Seeking farm-fresh food for flavor and health, new-home buyers move to ‘agrihoods’

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September 16, 2016

Thirst for Yield Drives Record Investor Inflows

Real-estate funds just posted their biggest-ever weekly inflows, a sign of investors’ continued appetite

Riva Gold

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September 16, 2016

Number of Home Flippers Hits Pre-Crash Level

Taking advantage of low-interest-rate mortgages and high returns, nearly 40,000 people flipped properties in the second quarter of this year

Clare Trapasso

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September 12, 2016

Do You Own the Air Above Your Home?

Most people own the air rights above their homes (to a point). In larger cities, that can lead to big money

Brendon DeSimone

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September 9, 2016

U.S. Mortgage Credit Availability Dips in August

The MCAI decreased 0.4 percent to 164.7 in August. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening

Monsef Rachid

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August 29, 2016

Cash Sales Account for 30 % of All U.S. Home Purchases

Real estate-owned (REO) sales had the largest cash sales share in May of 2016 at fifty-six percent in the U.S.

WPJ Staff

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August 28, 2016

We are in a new housing bubble: Why it is less scary this time

The difference today from a decade ago is that these prices are not being driven by faulty mortgage products that people cannot afford

Diana Olick

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August 26, 2016

A Home Seller's Guide to Pocket Listings

This unconventional approach may help sell your home faster, but be sure it is the right move for you first

Devon Thorsby

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August 24, 2016

July Home Sales fell 3.2 percent

According to the NAR, slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, U.S. existing-home sales lost momentum

Monsef Rachid

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August 21, 2016

Mortgage Rates Remain Flat in U.S. in Early August

The average fixed mortgage rate changed little from the previous week and remaining near historic lows

WPJ Staff

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August 20, 2016

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Nudge Lower in Mid August

According to Freddie Mac, average U.S. fixed mortgage rate remaining near all-time record lows

WPJ Staff

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August 12, 2016

Buying Advice You'll Never Hear From a Realtor

Buy only the home you need, not the house you can afford

Joshua Becker

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August 10, 2016

Mortgage applications jump 7% as rates drop

Lower interest rates driven by a weak GDP boosted mortgage applications

Jennifer O'Neill

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August 8, 2016

Find Out How You Can Avoid Buying a Money Pit

If you haven’t seen the classic Tom Hanks film called “The Money Pit,” now is the time to see it

Don Vandervort

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August 8, 2016

What to Do After Inheriting a Home

The idea of owning another home may be attractive, but does it make financial sense?

Kristin McFarland

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August 2, 2016

7 Red Flags You Cant Afford to Ignore When Buying a Home

Keeping an eye out for these telltale signs could help you avoid buyers remorse in the long run

Mady Dahlstrom

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July 29, 2016

5 Financial Downfalls of Buying a Starter Home In Your City

The traditional way to buy a home has always been to purchase a starter home and once your family grows, sell it

Geoff Williams

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July 29, 2016

Are You the Only One Not Investing in Real Estate?

How to figure out if you are ready to take the plunge to purchase a home, and what steps you should take first

Devon Thorsby

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July 13, 2016

Worst Home-Buying Advice People Actually Believe

The worst home-buying advice people have heard and explain why these maxims are myth rather than gospel

Margaret Heidenry

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July 13, 2016

The hottest summer home inspection checklist

Don't want to be caught stuck in the heat? Learn our top tips for maintaining your home this summer

Dan Steward

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July 13, 2016

4 Numbers to Know for the Second Half of the Season

Mortgage rates are just one of four key numbers a homebuyer should know well before signing on the dotted line

Marietta Rodriguez

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July 12, 2016

The Biggest Regrets of Real-Life Home Sellers

Even homeowners who've successfully sold their place can be plagued by the shoulda-coulda-wouldas

Jennifer O'Neill

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July 11, 2016

Here's How Much You Need to Buy a Home

For home buyers, what looms larger than the prospect of pulling together enough cash for a down payment?

Clare Trapasso

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July 11, 2016

Is This the Biggest Change to Credit Reports in Years?

The major credit reporting agencies have a big change in the works that could bolster a lot of people's credit scores.

Realtor.com

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July 6, 2016

Housing Forecast: What To Expect Second Half Of 2016

Where have all the houses gone? That's the question economists and would-be homebuyers are asking themselves

Samantha Sharf

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July 6, 2016

Foreign buyers flood real estate market, but buy cheaper homes

The appetite for U.S. real estate continues to flourish, but international buyers are shifting their sights from luxury to less-pricey properties

Diana Olick

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July 5, 2016

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Bookshelves Beautiful

Dozens of paperbacks, jumbled picture frames, and a slippery stack of random catalogs that keep sliding to the floor

Jennifer Geddes

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July 5, 2016

Investors bail out of U.K. real estate on Brexit shock

Three big asset management firms have halted trading in real estate investment funds in the last 24 hours

Charles Riley

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July 1, 2016

Lawrence home sales tumble | new market low

Town Talks take on the LBOR Official Release of Home Sales Stats from the Lawrence Board of REALTORS

Chad Lawhorn

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June 30, 2016

What Brexit Means for the U.S. Housing Market

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is roiling global markets. But what does it mean

David Weidner

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June 28, 2016

Kansas Housing Market Stats For May 2016

Kansas homes sales rose by 1.3 percent in May 2016 compared to the same period last year

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May 15, 2016

A Troubling Shortage of Homes In The U.S.

Inflation may be in check, but the lack of inventory around the country is fueling a sharp rise in housing costs

Lawrence Yun

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May 1, 2016

May/June 2016 Real Estate Market Pulse

A snapshot of the current housing market conditions and tips on navigating the ebb and flow

Lawrence Yun

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