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New Home Sales Drop to Near 1-Year Low

WASHINGTON — New single-family home sales fell to near a one-year low in September after two straight months of gains, but a jump in prices suggested that housing remained on solid ground. The Commerce Department said Monday sales dropped 11.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
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Fewer Americans Sign Contracts to Buy Homes in September

WASHINGTON — September marked a slowdown in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, the second consecutive decline for a real estate market that has been rebounding for the first half of 2015. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index dropped...
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Buy Your Medicare Plan … on the Home Shopping Network?

The Home Shopping Network, well-known for hawking wares such as jewelry, electronics and kitchen accessories, will be selling something entirely out of the ordinary for the network Nov. 7: Medicare insurance plans. If you think HSN and Medicare are an unlikely pair, you’re not alone; it took me...
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Tight Inventories, Rising Prices Hurt Home Sales

WASHINGTON — Home resales fell in October as a persistent shortage of properties limited choice for potential buyers and pushed up prices, suggesting some softening in the pace of the housing market recovery after strong gains early this year. Still, housing remains on solid footing, with sales for...
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Help! I Was Sold a Bad Home. Now What?

Sometimes all the safeguards the real estate industry has put in place to help prevent buyer’s remorse after purchasing a house still don’t work. The process takes time for a reason, and you aren’t getting a home inspection for the fun of it. It can happen. You can...
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