John Burns

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Changes to MID Seen as Increasingly Likely

The consequences of eliminating or limiting the tax break for mortgage borrowers are being debated. More

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Debt-Ridden Nation Takes a More Skeptical Look at Its Investment in Promoting Homeownership Debt-Ridden Nation Takes a More Skeptical Look at Its Investment in Promoting Homeownership

The threats to their industry that builders see are real, but their follow-through is uncertain. More

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Industry Execs Discuss Builders’ Survival Strategies at Housing Leadership Summit

Capital and where to find it remain the primary imperative. More

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New Home Sales Numbers Saw Jump in February

Price declines hit across the country as new homes competed with their distressed counterparts. More

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Forecasters Hedge Bets on Improvements in Housing Market for 2011 Forecasters Hedge Bets on Improvements in Housing Market for 2011

Job growth will be key to spurring buyer demand. More

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Industry Watchers Imagine How They'd Fix the Housing Market Without Restraints Industry Watchers Imagine How They'd Fix the Housing Market Without Restraints

Mortgage interest-rate refinancing and accelerated foreclosures hold the keys to recovery, many say. More

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Market Recovery Looks Like a 'W' Shape

Economists are suggesting that the housing market will slip again before the real recovery begins. More

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Builders Are Land Shopping Again

Builders looking to replenish their land supplies are facing competition. More

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Home Builders Around the Country Are Barely Surviving the Housing Downturn Home Builders Around the Country Are Barely Surviving the Housing Downturn

As winter arrives, many builders find themselves at the mercy of increasingly desperate lenders, their companies upside down. More

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FHFA Leaves Conforming Loan Limits Mostly Unchanged

FHFA leaves conforming loan limit at $417,000 for single-family homes for most parts of country. More

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