The World Buys American (Homes)

International buyers accounted for around 7 percent of all U.S. home sales between April 2015 and March 2016, according to a release from the Texas Association of Realtors.

That added up to about $102.6 billion of investment during that period – or 6.75 percent of all the money…

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House Prices Continue to Rise

The latest data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices shows that U.S. house prices rose across the country in the 12 months leading up to June, with concentration in the South and West.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA…

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A Tale of Closing Costs, Nationwide

Mortgage closing costs can vary greatly from one state to the next, just as they can vary from one mortgage lender to the next. This is an oft-overlooked part of the mortgage process — and it can cost consumers a lot of money.

A recent Bankrate report found that Hawaii…

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Existing-Home Sales Rose June

First time home buyers are out in force this year, helping to push existing home sales higher, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.

The NAR said that existing-home sales increased for the fourth consecutive month in June, in every region except for the Northeast.

Sales…

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Millennials: Who Gets to Live in Their Own Place?

Millennials are known as the generation that never leaves home. This isn’t a knock on them, per se. Rather, these living conditions are a reflection of high housing costs and slim job prospects.

However, not all millennials are stuck living at home, or with roommates. Some are able to…

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