Home-Price Gains Accelerate in July as a Reminder of the Housing Bubble Stirs to Life

Getty Images Home-price gains picked up speed in July, led by some perennial hot spots and one surprise newcomer. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 5.8% in the three-month period ending in July compared with a year ago, and was up from 5.6% in the June period. Case-Shiller’s national index rose 5.9%, up […]

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Forget NBA Finals Tickets—You Can Buy a Cleveland Home for $3K

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Cleveland. Despite the end to a serious sports championship drought (thank you, LeBron James!), it isn’t an easy place to live. There are aging factories, a manufacturing economy that has all but dried up, less than hospitable weather, a terrible football team, and a stubbornly high crime rate. So it’s no surprise to find the Cleveland housing […]

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7 Pricing Myths to Stop Believing If You Ever Hope to Sell Your House

BsWei/iStock Pricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you’re leaving your digs in better shape than when you bought it, right? Right? Well, […]

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Home Price Gains Were Hot in June as Seattle Sizzled, Case-Shiller Says

Getty Images U.S. home price growth picked up steam in June as strong demand continued to buoy the market. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 5.7% in the three-month period ending in June, compared with a year ago, the same rate of change as in May. The national index rose 5.8%, compared with […]

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As Home Prices Keep Climbing, Here’s What You Need to Know

HYWARDS/iStock It’s anyone’s guess just how much higher home prices will go—and if they’ll ever slow down. Besides, if you could see the future, wouldn’t you rather focus your energies on predicting the winning lottery numbers? Nationally, the median existing-home price for single-family abodes zoomed up to $255,600 in the second quarter of the year, according to […]

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Home Prices Rose in Every State in the Nation—Except One

CHRISsadowski/iStock Home prices continued their steady climb in every state in America—except for one. Thanks for being real, Alaska! If you’re thinking that this steady, inexorable price escalation must have an end in sight, think again. In fact, prices are predicted to go up an additional 5.2% across the country over the next year, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price […]

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Want to Get the Most Money for Your Home? Don’t Do These 9 Things

kvkirillov/realtor.com Owning a home and making mortgage payments is like putting money in the bank. Barring a market reversal, that nest egg of equity in your home will grow and grow. And for most homeowners, their house is their largest asset—which means there’s a lot of money at stake when it comes time to sell. Want […]

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The Heat Is On: 5 Sizzling Reasons to Buy a Home During Housing’s Hottest Season

flammulate/iStock; stevanovicigor/iStock The days are getting longer. Ice cream truck jingles echo up and down the block. But the surest sign that summer is here? It just might be those “For Sale” signs popping up like dandelions in your neighborhood. Yep, we’re smack dab in the middle of the most popular time of the year to buy and […]

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Despite Higher Home Prices, More Americans Say It’s a Good Time to Buy

Peopleimages/iStock; realtor.com Home prices are steadily rising and mortgage interest rates are beginning to inch up again, but that doesn’t seem to be discouraging many potential buyers. Nearly two-thirds of Americans, 62%, said April was a good time to buy a home, according to Fannie Mae’s monthly National Housing Survey. That’s just a tad more than […]

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Americans Are Taking Out the Largest Mortgages on Record

realtor.com For the past few years, the housing market has been unbalanced. Strong demand and lean supply keep pushing prices higher and higher. On Wednesday, a fresh piece of data confirmed that trend. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly purchase loan data showed that the average size of a home loan was the largest in the […]

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