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5 Reasons Housing Will Continue to Improve

By Brian O'Connell Wall Street was abuzz over Home Depot on Monday as the stock climbed to a 52-week high on a strong earnings report stemming from a burgeoning housing market. "In the first quarter, we saw less favorable weather compared to last year, but we continue to see benefit from a recovering housing market that... Continue Reading »

For First-Time Homebuyers, It's Not the Best Market

By Jeff Brown Thinking about buying your first home? Well, get a move on -- in some markets the supply's dwindling. That's the finding in research by Zillow, which runs the home-shopping site Zillow.com. "First-time homebuyers are being squeezed out of the market by falling inventory and the rapid influx of investors... Continue Reading »

Homebuyers Struggle to Find New Digs as Inventories Shrink

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series on the impact of shrinking inventories on buyers and sellers. In Part 1, Inman News reporter Andrea V. Brambila looks at how the scarcity of of listings in many markets is affecting buyers. Part 2 will look at impacts on sellers. Homebuyers nationwide are discovering... Continue Reading »

Existing Home Sales Rise, but So Does Inventory

A rise in existing home sales could open the floodgates to sales of even more homes in some regions of the U.S. as the buying season heats up. But that doesn't necessarily mean home values are expected to increase in the near future. An uptick in hiring, still-low mortgage rates, and a pent-up demand are... Continue Reading »

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