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  • Are Construction Job Losses All About Pay? Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Despite rising demand for newly built homes, construction employment in August remained flat, stuck at the same paltry pace for the past four months. The numbers don’t make a lot of sense at face value, given that housing starts are up in both single and multi-family, and builders are reporting big jumps in new orders for homes.

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    After losing 70 percent of their business in the housing crash, the nation's home builders are breaking ground again. New orders for homes are rebounding strongly - unfortunately, in some areas, the workers to build these homes are not.

  • Rent Spikes Begin to Ease Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    “Rents had been on fire earlier this year, but some of the hottest rental markets are starting to cool,” said Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist.

  • Home Prices Are Not Rebounding as Fast as You Think Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Home prices nationally are in real recovery, but the factors pushing those numbers may not be real organic strength in the housing market.

  • Why Aren't Candidates Talking More About Housing? Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
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    There has been plenty of political talk about the economy this week, but precious few words about one of the biggest drags on the economy: housing. 

  • Foreclosure Sales Fall Sharply in Second Quarter Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 8:46 AM ET
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    Sales of bank-owned homes and those already on the foreclosure path fell sharply in the second quarter, reflecting a thinner slate of properties for sale in many cities.

  • Nunziata: What Shape Is the Housing Market Really In? Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 3:47 PM ET
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    Is the housing market as bad as some may lead us to believe?

  • Pending Home Sales Beat Expectations in July Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
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    Despite expectations of a drop-off in home sales this fall, a forward-looking indicator shows a growing number of buyers are jumping back into the housing market.

  • How Investors Are Skewing Home Price Recovery Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
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    Does the latest rise in home prices finally signal a real recovery in the housing market? Or are other factors at work?

  • As Housing Recovers, Will Apartment Boom End? Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
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    If the worst is over for the housing market, then we have to ask what effect that will have on the recently booming apartment sector. 

  • Half of Homeowners Under 40 Are Still Underwater Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 8:28 AM ET
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    Younger borrowers have had less time to build equity. The good news is they tend to be less underwater and more likely to be current with their payments.

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    The number of homeowners "underwater" on their mortgages fell in the second quarter, according to a new Zillow report, but these mortgages are still a drag on the housing market.

  • The Credit Crunch: The Best and Worst States Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
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    A survey of credit conditions in each of the 50 states found a considerable difference in the credit profiles of the best and worst states.

  • Cautious Moves on Foreclosures Haunting Obama Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
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    The nation’s painfully slow pace of growth is now the primary threat to President Obama’s bid for a second term, and some economists and political allies say the cautious response to the housing crisis was the administration’s most significant mistake, The New York Times reports.

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    “We see this as a positive for housing, as it ensures that Fannie and Freddie will remain in business,” writes Jaret Seiberg of Guggenheim Partners.

  • US Home Builders Begin to See Credit Thaw Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
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    The U.S. home building industry is finally coming off its lowest volumes ever, albeit in fits and slow starts.

  • Risky Mortgage Bonds Making a Comeback: Pro Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:48 AM ET
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    The U.S. housing market is showing signs of recovery and investors should be looking at non-agency mortgages, the very asset class that prompted the global financial crisis, according to Gregory Perdon, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Arbuthnot Latham & Co.

  • Home Improvement Shows Gains—But May Not Last Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:22 PM ET
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    Though some analysts claim the housing market is rebounding, others caution that there are still severe headwinds that could affect home improvement retailers.

  • Big Banks Pushed to Outsource Mortgages Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 12:32 PM ET
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    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new rules for mortgage servicers designed to protect borrowers and get them faster, more effective and informative service.

  • Number of Homes Facing Foreclosure Rose in July Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
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    U.S. home foreclosures dropped in July for the 22nd straight month as banks repossessed fewer properties, but foreclosure starts rose for the third straight month, RealtyTrac said on Thursday.