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Feb 18, 2014

Homebuilder confidence sinks in February

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market declined sharply this month as the severe weather battering much of the nation keeps many would-be buyers at home.

Feb 13, 2014

Lenders repossessed fewer US homes in January

Lenders repossessed fewer U.S. homes in January, bringing the number of completed foreclosures down to the lowest level in more than six years.

Jan 27, 2014

US sales of new homes drop 7 percent in December

U.S. sales of new homes fell in December for a second consecutive month but even with the pause at the end of the year, sales for all of 2013 climbed to the highest level in five years.

Jan 16, 2014

US homebuilder confidence dips

U.S. homebuilders lost a little confidence in the housing market this month but remain generally upbeat ahead of the spring home-selling season.

Nov 20, 2013

Lowe’s 3Q results rise, lifts fiscal ’13 outlook

Lowe's third-quarter net income increased 26 percent and the home-improvement retailer raised its outlook for the year as it gets a lift from the housing market's ongoing recovery.

Oct 10, 2013

Fewer homes entered foreclosure track in 3Q

The number of U.S. homes set on the path to foreclosure slid to a seven-year low in the third quarter, reflecting a gradually improving housing market and fewer homeowners falling behind on mortgage payments.

Oct 4, 2013

Housing rebound likely to handle spike in rates

When mortgage rates began climbing in May from rock-bottom lows, Kevin Williams worried he might miss out on an opportunity.

Sep 18, 2013

Builders boost home construction

U.S. builders started work in August on the most single-family homes in six months and requested permits to build even more in future months. The figures suggest housing remains a driver of economic growth despite higher mortgage rates.

Sep 3, 2013

US home prices climb 12.4 percent in July

U.S. home prices jumped 12.4 percent in July from a year earlier, reflecting a housing market that's increasingly favoring sellers amid a tight supply of available homes for sale.

Aug 23, 2013

US new-home sales plunge as mortgage rates rise

Americans cut back sharply in July on their purchases of new homes, a sign that higher mortgage rates may weigh on the housing recovery.

Aug 19, 2013

Sales, home prices increase around state

Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin increased 17.3 percent from July 2012 to July 2013.

Aug 6, 2013

Obama pitches mortgage overhaul

Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be left "holding the bag" for the mortgage giants' bad bets.


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