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Home Affordability Likely Hit Record High in 2012

2012 will probably go down as the most affordable year on record for homebuyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. A combination of depressed home prices and rock-bottom interest rates created perfect-storm home buying conditions that Americans may not see again for decades, experts say. NAR's Housing... Continue Reading »

Denver Presidential Debate and Housing: Experts React to the Issue That Wasn't

AOL Real Estate asked two real estate experts to share insights about Wednesday's presidential debate in Denver. Both agreed that President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney largely skirted the housing issue in favor of such topics as unemployment. But here's what our experts had to say about the candidates' brief... Continue Reading »

McMansions for Half Off Peak Sales Prices

By Les Christie The McMansion is back. After shrinking for three years, newly-constructed homes are growing again. For the first time in six years, Americans are asking for more square footage in new home designs, according to a recent report from the American Institute of Architects. Existing homebuyers are... Continue Reading »

Buying Cheaper Than Renting in Nearly 100 Major U.S. Markets

By Justin T. Hilley Buying is more affordable than renting in 98 out of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas -- even in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, according to real estate company Trulia's rent vs. buy index. The index is based on asking prices for rental units and homes for sale on the company's website... Continue Reading »

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