New-home sales for June down 8.1% to 406,000 SAAR, still inline with NAHB forecast. More to come.
Financing Your Home

Interest rates continue to hover near record lows and it’s never been easier to finance your home purchase—whether it’s your first home, a vacation property, or a retirement villa. Find out how much house you can afford, learn about settlement and closing costs, and access the most current lending rates.

Building, Buying, Owning & Remodeling a Home
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Written by a woman for women, this practical, insightful guide demystifies the home buying and remodeling process and empowers the reader to work confidently with architects, interior designers and contractors to strategically craft a home that complements her unique lifestyle and personality …
2008
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This report discusses the number of U.S. households potentially affected when house prices or interest rates change.
2/1/2012
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Buying your first house is very exciting. But financing your home purchase can be a daunting experience. In both cases, do your research and shop carefully to ensure you find exactly what you want and need.  Deciding how much to spend on your home and which type of mortgage will work …
5/12/2011
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When a home owner has trouble finding the money for a mortgage payment, the worst thing to do is to ignore the problem. A variety of counseling options are available to home owners, free of charge, including the 888-995-HOPE (4673) hotline. Any home owner in America having trouble paying the …
5/12/2011
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Scammers are targeting people having trouble paying their mortgages. These so-called foreclosure rescue companies promise to stop foreclosure. But they're out to make a quick buck, and can turn a homeowner's distress into disaster. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer …
7/15/2009
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Settlement (or closing) is the process which passes ownership of a property from seller to purchaser. Going to settlement on a new home can be bewildering. Home buyers are usually required to sign a seemingly endless pile of documents, most of which are written in terminology not used outside of …
7/19/2007
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ARM? GPM? PITI? You’d have to be a cryptologist to figure out some of the terms buyers encounter during the home buying process. Doing research on how to buy a house before beginning the process can greatly improve your experience and prepare you for the exciting course ahead. And with …
5/9/2007
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