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Tax Advantages of Home Ownership: Part One

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership: Part One | Housing | Scoop.it
Several available tax breaks can ease the cost of a mortgage.
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We opted for a Ritz-Craft Modular Home: A Journey in Photographs

We opted for a Ritz-Craft Modular Home: A Journey in Photographs | Housing | Scoop.it
Over the past several months, our family has been on a journey. For the first time, we are building a home. I was looking through all the pictures taken along the way and thought I would share our ...
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Younger Homebuyers More Confident Than Baby Boomers

Younger Homebuyers More Confident Than Baby Boomers | Housing | Scoop.it
NAR survey of generational trends shows younger buyers more optimistic despite the challenge of student debt and tight mortgage credit.
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Mortgage rates rise to the highest level in nearly 2 years

Mortgage rates rise to the highest level in nearly 2 years | Housing | Scoop.it
Mortgage rates rise to the highest level in nearly 2 years
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Foreclosures Fall to Pre-Housing Bust Levels

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The long national foreclosure nightmare is nearing its end, with foreclosure filings hitting their lowest level since before the housing bust.

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American Homes Through the Decades

American Homes Through the Decades | Housing | Scoop.it

New homes dominate the market across the Sunbelt, but you can also find older homes with historical features and distinct architectural styles in most major metros -- from stained glass windows in homes built before the 1900s to snail showers found in homes from the 2000s.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:38 AM

This interactive feature shows some intriguing historical insight into the United States metropolitan housing markets and this article associated with the interactive analyzes the growth trends in particular cities.

 

Questions to Ponder: how is this real estate interactive a portal into the historical economic geography of U.S. cities?  What explains the regional patterns?  New England?  Texas?  


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Meridith Hembree Berry's curator insight, May 7, 2013 10:41 AM

This interactive map is quite fascinating to view the settlement patterns. Drop in the rivers. Consider the movement to the Sunbelt. This would make for a really interesting essay to speculate (and support) the reasons people move to specific areas.  

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Home Flippers Redux: Is The Housing Boom Back? - Forbes

Home Flippers Redux: Is The Housing Boom Back? - Forbes | Housing | Scoop.it
Home Flippers Redux: Is The Housing Boom Back?
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Now the housing market is back and the flip is on. Sales of new homes in May rose to the highest level since July 2008, according to Commerce Department data.
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Canada's House Prices Are Way Too High - Slate Magazine (blog)

Canada's House Prices Are Way Too High - Slate Magazine (blog) | Housing | Scoop.it
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Canada's House Prices Are Way Too High
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First off, in inflation-adjusted terms Canadian houses have gotten way more expensive: real house prices.
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Going Green With Modular Homes - Caribbean Media Vision

Going Green With Modular Homes - Caribbean Media Vision | Housing | Scoop.it
Going Green With Modular Homes
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There are more products in the marketplace that allow consumers to be environmentally responsible than ever before. These products range from cleaning products to modular homes.
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Living in limbo: Shortage of public housing housing critical - Timesonline.com

Living in limbo: Shortage of public housing housing critical - Timesonline.com | Housing | Scoop.it
Living in limbo: Shortage of public housing housing critical Timesonline.com The shortage of low-income housing is so bad that, for the first time in 17 years, Pittsburgh's city housing authority recently closed the waitlist for the majority of its...
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Foreign Buyers Fuel Miami Market

The Miami real estate market continues to make great strides in the U.S. housing market recovery, with much of activity focused in foreign purchases.
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Rhode Island Senator Reed Assists in Passing Affordable Housing Legislation

Rhode Island Senator Reed Assists in Passing Affordable Housing Legislation | Housing | Scoop.it
(Source: Senator Jack Reed) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed on Friday announced  that the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 22 to 8 to approve the 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, ...
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Foreclosures at Lowest Level in 7 Years

Foreclosures at Lowest Level in 7 Years | Housing | Scoop.it
Another industry report shows good news on the foreclosure front, as fewer homes enter the foreclosure pipeline.
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How do high mortgage rates affect the housing market?

How do high mortgage rates affect the housing market? | Housing | Scoop.it
An update on mortgage rates, foreclosures, home prices and other housing news.
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Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent to $110,000, 2011 American Housing Survey Finds - Housing - Newsroom - U.S. Census Bureau

Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent to $110,000, 2011 American Housing Survey Finds - Housing - Newsroom - U.S. Census Bureau | Housing | Scoop.it
Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent to $110,000, 2011 American Housing Survey Finds
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Fed’s Tapering to Aim at Ensuring U.S. Housing Recovery: Economy

Fed’s Tapering to Aim at Ensuring U.S. Housing Recovery: Economy | Housing | Scoop.it
When Federal Reserve policy makers start to curb $85 billion in monthly bond buying, possibly before the end of the year, the last thing they want to do is spoil the nascent U.S. housing recovery.
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Confidence growing in north west housing market

Confidence growing in north west housing market | Housing | Scoop.it
Optimism among north
west surveyors that house sales will rise in the coming months is at
its highest levels in at least 14 years as confidence returns to the
market. (Good News!
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New home construction permits on track to meet upbeat 2013 forecast - Detroit Free Press

New home construction permits on track to meet upbeat 2013 forecast - Detroit Free Press | Housing | Scoop.it
New home construction permits on track to meet upbeat 2013 forecast Detroit Free Press The number of new construction permits in Michigan for single-family homes were 26% ahead of last year's levels this spring, keeping pace with the building...
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The Housing Boom Is Almost Here - Motley Fool

The Housing Boom Is Almost Here - Motley Fool | Housing | Scoop.it
The Housing Boom Is Almost Here
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It sounds premature to say that the housing market should be booming again already, but it's true.
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Housing Recovery Not Reaching All, Harvard Study Says - Mortgage News Daily

Housing Recovery Not Reaching All, Harvard Study Says - Mortgage News Daily | Housing | Scoop.it
Housing Recovery Not Reaching All, Harvard Study Says
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The Joint Center for Housing Studies released its annual State of the Nation's Housing report last week.
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Are Concerns of a Housing Bubble Credible? - Fox Business

Are Concerns of a Housing Bubble Credible? - Fox Business | Housing | Scoop.it
Are Concerns of a Housing Bubble Credible?
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I mean that's been in the medical one but I digress housing might not be off to the races but without a doubt it is off the -- and the latest news and home prices court.
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Modular homes speed rebuilding on Jersey Shore - MSN Real Estate

Modular homes speed rebuilding on Jersey Shore - MSN Real Estate | Housing | Scoop.it
Several homeowners who lost their houses to superstorm Sandy elected to replace them with modular homes. These high-end structures bear no resemblance to FEMA trailers.
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New ‘Streamlined Modification Initiative’ Will Reduce Mortgage Payments

New ‘Streamlined Modification Initiative’ Will Reduce Mortgage Payments | Housing | Scoop.it
If you are at least 90 days behind on your payments, you may be able to take advantage of this new program, backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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New housing assistance program from the FHFA. 

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Major study by social housing providers to reveal 'human impact' of welfare reforms » Housing » 24dash.com

Major study by social housing providers to reveal 'human impact' of welfare reforms » Housing » 24dash.com | Housing | Scoop.it
The human impact of the government's welfare reforms is to be revealed in a major study of households across the north of England, it was announced today.
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