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Report: Home Builders Forecast Best Housing Market In 11 Years

Prepare For High Buyer Competition This Spring Home builders feel terrific about the future of U.S. housing. With today’s mortgage rates ultra-low and U.S. rents rising, home builders are planning for another strong finish to the year for housing, and a fantastic

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Room of the Day: The Age of Elegance

When asked to remodel a classic Victorian, an interior designer channels her client’s style for a traditional yet contemporary look This room was a dining area when interior designer Liza Riguerra first laid eyes on it. As she got to

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Best and Worst States to Live in When Preparing for Retirement

New research, the LPL Research Retirement Index, from LPL Financial ranked U.S. states on their attractiveness for pre-retirees as they save and prepare for the challenges ahead in retirement.  According to David Reich, Executive Vice President Head of Retirement Partners at LPL, this

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With Buyers In Full Force, U.S. Home Values Now Within 1.0% Of All-Time Peak

Home Values Nearing All-Time Peak Home values continue to move higher nationwide. According to the FHFA Home Price Index, property values rose nationwide in April, marking the 17th straight month of home price growth; and thirty-eighth out of 39. Home values are up 5.3% percent

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As First-Time Buyers Flood Market, Home Supplies Get Scarce

Current Mortgage Rates Stoke U.S. Home Sales With current mortgage rates hovering near 4 percent, U.S. home sales remain strong. In May, despite a scarce supply of homes for sale, existing home sales tallied 5.35 million — a 22-month best. Also, purchasing

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Win $25,000 Toward a Down Payment on a New House

Zillow and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” want to help you find your way home. Starting April 30th, Zillow and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” are teaming up to offer a lucky winner the chance to put $25,000 down on a new

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Room of the Day: Luxe Hotel Look for an All-White Master Bath

A ‘beauty bar,’ marble-lined steam shower and laundry chute are a few of the amenities in this glamorous spa bathroom These Hillsborough, California, homeowners, a couple in their late 40s who travel extensively, wanted an all-white bathroom inspired by the

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