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Housing sentiment rebounds in April, survey says
Housing sentiment rebounds in April, survey says

The Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) rose by 2.2 percentage points in April...

These suburban Chicago markets have seen home prices rise the most
These suburban Chicago markets have seen home prices rise the most

Much of the Chicago area is still recovering from the housing market collapse,...

Markets nationwide return to normal economic and housing activity
Markets nationwide return to normal economic and housing activity

In the first quarter of 2017, markets nationwide have shown, on average, 100 percent...

Sellers believe they have all or more control over the market, survey says
Sellers believe they have all or more control over the market, survey says

Home-seller confidence got a boost in April this year after home sales and prices...

Homeownership rate stabilizes, survey says
Homeownership rate stabilizes, survey says

  In the first quarter of 2017, the homeownership rate was only slightly less...

Homes sold faster in March compared to the previous month and year
Homes sold faster in March compared to the previous month and year

Properties, on average, remained on the market for 34 days in March 2017,...

New construction: bigger homes, smaller lots
New construction: bigger homes, smaller lots

  New homes are getting bigger, which has helped in balancing out price...

Vacation home sales plummet
Vacation home sales plummet

Vacation home sales have dropped significantly, according to a recent study by the...

Tesla announces new residential solar products set to hit the market by the end of 2017
Tesla announces new residential solar products set to hit the market by the end of 2017

  Tesla announced their new solar panels on their website last weekend, offering an...

First-time homebuyers make up nearly one-third of February sales
First-time homebuyers make up nearly one-third of February sales

  First-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of all residential sales in February...

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