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  Tax Credit Inspires Builders Into Spec Homes
The soon-to-expire tax credits have motivated some builders to construct new spec homes to entice buyers.
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  Mortgage Volume Remains Largely Unchanged
Loan activity slipped 1.2 percent last week while 30-year interest rates dipped below 5 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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  Property Values Fall Again
Zillow.com reports that U.S. home values declined 5 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, compared to the same period in 2008. Further declines are expected until the middle of the year.
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  A New Way to Look at Mortgage Risk
Denver-based BlackBox Logic has developed a database of more than 21 million loans not backed by Fannie, Freddie or other government-sponsored agencies.
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  Find Love Where You Live
As Valentine’s Day approaches, here are some tips for seeking romance in an apartment or condo building.
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  15 Best Retirement Cities
An AARP report finds that popular spots for new retirees include Loveland, Colo., Las Cruces, N.M,. and Rehoboth Beach, Del.
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