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US Economy Not ‘Out of Woods’ Yet: Bernanke – CNBC
 – – the unemployment rate slowly over time. ”We have yet to see evidence of a sustained recovery in the housing market,” he said. Against that backdrop, the Fed chairman saw no immediate reason to be worried about inflation, which he characterized as ”well
Number of U.S. households falls by 1.2 million – MarketWatch – – households. Meanwhile, more families are combining households for economic reasons, including the loss of a home due to foreclosure, according to Gary Painter, associate professor in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at USC. ‘With such a
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30-year fixed-rate mortgage hits 8-month high – MarketWatch – – 2009, which was the first week after the original expiration date [of the first-time home buyer tax credit], mortgage applications for home purchases are up 17% for the first week in April of this year for government-insured loans, compared to an 11%
Mortgage Applications Down – CNBC – – Mortgage applications are tumbling by the double digits last week, with CNBC’s Diana Olick
Fewer Sellers Cut US Home Prices in March – CNBC – – The percentage of U.S. home sellers cutting their asking price declined again in March, and home owners made smaller reductions in prices, according to a report by real estate website Zillow.com Wednesday. Slightly more than one in five homes, or 20.7
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Google Overhauls BlackBerry Map App, Adds Voice Search – Information Week – – According to Google, today is the first time it has updated Maps for Mobile for the BlackBerry platform this year. All the fun and nifty new features it has give to Android and the iPhone and now accessible from the venerable BlackBerry. Maps 4.0 for
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With caution, Americans still want a house – CNN Money – – NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans would still prefer a home, although the recent housing market turmoil and uncertain economy have made them a little more cautious about how and when, according to a survey released Tuesday.
U.S. real estate – MarketWatch – – By Tania L. Haas TORONTO (MarketWatch) — As the Canadian currency reaches parity with the U.S. dollar, more of that country’s residents, like the bird represented on its coins, are flocking south to find a second home in the sun and sand. 
Foreclosed? Here comes the tax man – CNN Money – – writer April 8, 2010: 10:21 AM ET NEW YORK(CNNMoney.com) — Did you lose your house to foreclosure this year? Did your lender forgive some of your mortgage debt because you sold it for less than it was worth? If so, you could be facing a big tax
A legacy of Katrina: Green homes – USA Today – – NEW ORLEANS — In this city on the mend, hundreds of state-of-the-art sustainable, energy-efficient homes are being built in lower-income neighborhoods, a trend that’s outpacing most of the rest of the country.
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