The Home Front


September 2009


Housing Starts Reach 9-Month High: 4 Things to Know

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After a string of optimistic data on the nation's beleaguered real estate market, a report today showed that new home construction came in weaker than expected. The Commerce Department reported that August housing starts increased 1.5 percent from the previous month at an annual rate of nearly ...

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Foreclosure Sales and Home Prices

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Real estate research firm Lender Processing Services has released an interesting look at the impact of foreclosure sales on home prices on a state-by-state basis. "REO sales account for as much as 60 percent of housing activity in some states," Nima Nattagh, Ph.D., of LPS Applied Analytics, said in ...

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