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Home sale agreements nationwide are falling apart

Spending months to find the perfect home in your price range, only to have your mortgage application rejected, or a home inspection turn up expensive repairs, is a nightmare — one that is coming true with increasing frequency, according to ...

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Market changes lead to increased home sales

Consumer confidence and fluctuating mortgage interest rates appear to be driving an increase in homes sales for the second quarter of 2013. While closed sales are down 4.1 percent, 2,906 to 3,029, from the second quarter a year ago, they ...

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Home sales contracts drop in U.S., up in Northeast

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high in the previous month. The decline was the biggest in a year. Still, sales are well ahead of last ...

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Hiring, home sales appear to slow

WASHINGTON — Momentum in U.S. hiring and home sales appears to be slowing, according to fresh data. The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month is at a three-month high. And fewer Americans bought previously ...

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Rochester home sales up for third quarter of 2011

There was both optimism and concern among representatives of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, the Rochester Home Builders Association and The Mortgage Bankers Association of the Genesee Region on Friday with the release of the 2011 third quarter Rochester area housing statistics.

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Mortgage rates flat after hitting yearly low

WASHINGTON — Fixed mortgage rates stayed roughly flat after falling for nine weeks. The average rate on the 30-year loan ticked up from a yearly low of 4.49 percent to 4.50 percent, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage, a popular refinance option ...

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