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Commentary: Rates hit all-time lows, sales suffer

By Tom Cali Dolan Media Newswires Never has the real estate market seen such a case of good news-bad news as experienced during the past few months. The good news? In order to help stimulate the economy, the Fed continues ...

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Commentary: Home ownership past, present and future

By Phil Hardwick It has been said that for there to be fundamental change in any industry there must be chaos or disruption. The housing industry is in disruption. So what fundamental changes are in store for housing, especially home ...

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Construction industry continues to trim payroll

Construction employment declined in 276 out of 337 metropolitan areas between July 2009 and July 2010, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The employment figures demonstrate the widespread ...

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Short-sale scam means losses for lenders

Since the homebuyer tax credit expired earlier this year, short sales have been one of the only tactics enticing people to buy a home in an otherwise grim market. And with any good thing in real estate, investors are looking ...

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Commentary: Pendulum has swung too far on underwriting

As summer comes to a close, there’s still plenty of sunshine, but it seems few rays of optimism in the housing market. Existing home sales in July were horrible. New home sales were also down. Unemployment remains stubbornly high as ...

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