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New Home Sales 2011: Worst Year on Record

WASHINGTON -- Fewer people bought new homes in December. The decline made 2011 the worst year for new homes sales on records dating back nearly half a century. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new-home sales fell 2.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000. The pace is less than half... Continue Reading »

Home Sales Up, But Past Figures Grossly Overstated

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose last month. But the National Association of Realtors says it overstated about 3.5 million sales during and after the Great Recession, showing the housing market remains much weaker than previously thought. The private trade group says sales... Continue Reading »

Housing Market 2011: Highest Peaks, Lowest Valleys

It is no secret that the national housing market has gotten even worse this year. With each passing month, it seems that most measures pointed to further weakening. Although there are a few exceptions at the state and local level, the wave of foreclosures is still so large that most markets cannot stage price recoveries.... Continue Reading »

Real Estate 2011: No Rebound, No V

What's in store for real estate in 2011? The year 2010 was a terrible one for the U.S. housing market. We started the year with high hopes that since 2009 had been so shockingly bad, 2010 could only get better. Next came the euphoria of the first-time home buyer's credit. Then came the slide: We ended the year with... Continue Reading »

Housing Market 2011 Forecast : The Data Maven

What will the New Year hold for the U.S. housing market? It depends on who you ask. That's why AOL Real Estate has assembled an all-star panel of real estate mavens and moguls to discuss the questions that matter most to consumers. Should you buy, rent, sell or renovate in 2011? Will home values improve? And which way will... Continue Reading »

Housing Market 2011 Forecast: Barbara Corcoran

What will the New Year hold for the U.S. housing market? It depends on who you ask. That's why AOL Real Estate has assembled an all-star panel of real estate mavens and moguls to discuss the questions that matter most to consumers. Should you buy, rent, sell or renovate in 2011? Will home values improve? And which way will... Continue Reading »

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