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Pending home sales fall for the first time since November

Contract signings on U.S. homes fell for the first time since last November, as buyers faced a tough market in March due to an undersupply of houses.

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U.S. new home sales surge 9.6% in March as home buyers turn to builders

New home sales at 683,000 annual rate in March versus 623,000 in prior month.

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U.S. home prices rise for first time in 8 months, Case-Shiller says

Case-Shiller 20-city home price index up 0.1% in February.

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Rents are still on the rise—these are the most and least affordable cities for renters

Market rents are moderately to severely burdensome for residents in 65% of U.S. cities, according to a new analysis.

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Rent doesn’t have to be a four-letter word for retirees. Here’s when some experts say renting can be a smart move.

Financial planners say renting can make more sense than owning in some circumstances, even for retirees who can afford to buy a home. Here's why.

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Mortgage rates increase for the first time in over a month. Here’s why.

The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging at 6.39%, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly survey on Thursday.

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U.S. existing-home prices fall nearly 1% in March, the biggest drop in a decade

Existing-home sales fell to a rate of 4.44 million in March, the National Association of Realtors said.

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Mortgage demand drops sharply as 30-year mortgage rate rises

Mortgage applications fell 8.8% in the latest week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 6.43%.

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U.S. housing starts decline in March as apartment construction cools

Construction of new U.S. homes fell 0.8% in March, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

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Builder confidence rises for fourth consecutive month amid low number of resale listings

Home-builder sentiment rose for the fourth month in a row in April, the National Association of Home Builders said.

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Everything you need to know as a first-time homebuyer

Purchasing a home — especially in this market — can seem like a daunting task.