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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Another Big Gain in Existing-Home Sales as Buyers Respond to Tax Credit

Existing-home sales rose again in November as first-time buyers rushed to close sales before the original November 30 deadline for the recently extended and expanded tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors. Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – rose 7.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 6.54 million Read More

Housing bust? So what? We Still Want To Own

The American Dream is still alive and kicking, including within immigrant and minority communities, according to a survey from mortgage giant Fannie Mae. The housing crisis hasn’t quenched the homeownership thirst, the company found. More than 51% of people said the bust did not change their willingness to buy a home and an additional 27% Read More

Housing Recovery After 2012, Consumers Say

Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe the housing market won’t recover until 2013 or later, according to a survey released Tuesday by Trulia.com and RealtyTrac. Conducted Nov. 2-4, just before the midterm election, the survey of 2,034 adults also showed 49 percent are interested in buying a foreclosure home but 66 percent are worried about Read More