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Two top housing economists provided some encouraging news about the housing market during an economic session at the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings and Expo this week. Both NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun and Moody's chief economist Mark Zandi agree that job creation is the key to ...
Facing the possibility of foreclosure, California homeowners may be hit with more than just losing their homes. Due to a loophole in state law, they also can be sued by their lender. To prevent this, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) is sponsoring Senate Bill 1178 by State Sen. Ell...
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March but not closed, rose 5.3 percent from the previous month and was 21.1 percent higher than March 2009, NAR reports. This follows an 8.3 percent monthly increase in February. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yu...
Housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 in March, 1.6 percent higher than the 616,000 estimated in February and 20.2 percent higher than the 521,000 estimated a year ago, according to the latest figures compiled by the U.S. Commerce Department. Permits for new resident...

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