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Homeowners holding onto interest rate (access required)

Homebuyers may soon face a growing problem of lack of available homes in their local markets. One key reason for the low inventory is the super-low rates many owners enjoyed when they refinanced their properties. Homeowners who refinanced when fixed ...

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Homebuyers trade size for nearness to work, stores (access required)

Homebuyers are changing their priorities when selecting neighborhoods for their new homes. Instead of size and special amenities, buyers want conveniences within walking distance and shorter commuting time.     Homebuyers are increasingly showing their desire for walkable neighborhoods that combine a ...

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Housing recovery predicted to continue (access required)

Most analysts and consumer studies are very positive in their predictions regarding the continued recovery of the housing market this year. Prudential Real Estate, for example, recently released results of its Consumer Outlook Survey. The survey showed that consumers perceive ...

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