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Pending Sales at Two-Year High

Tight inventory may constrain existing-home sales in the near future, but fuel demand for new construction. More

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Pending Home Sales Add to Year’s Hopeful Start

Contract signings rose in January to report the highest level seen since April 2010. More

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Pending Sales Up as Prospects Return After Cancellations

November’s numbers were up, likely thanks to those who have tried to buy in previous months, were unsuccessful, and are now trying again. More

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Pending Sales Jumped in October

The leading indicator, however, has lost some of its predictive power in recent months. More

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Ryland Exits Dallas, Jacksonville Markets

Ryland Group, Calabasas, Calif. (NYSE:RYL) on Friday announced it is winding down operations in the Dallas and Jacksonville markets. In a brief statement, the company said it "intends to complete all the homes currently under contract with customers and market its remaining available land in these divisions as part of a strategic plan to efficiently manage its invested capital." More

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Beazer Homes Sues Insurance Company

Beazer Homes USA is suing an insurance company for failing to pay the costs of defending and settling lawsuits against its executives. On Dec. 18, Beazer filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia against Arch Insurance Co., accusing the company of breach of contract and asking the court to award damages. More

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Appraisals Hurting Market? An Appraiser Responds

G. Herbert Pritchett, MAI CCIM,Madisonville, Ky., takes issue with the notion that appraisals below contract price are bad for the housing market. More

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Survey: Appraisals Coming in Below Contract Prices

More than half of the respondents--55.6%--said they very often are seeing appraisals come in below contract price, while 33.3% said they are seeing it on occasion. The remainder of respondents said it is rare or nonexistent to see appraisals below contract price. More

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Unemployment Rate Surges to 8.5%

Economy loses 663,000 jobs in March as nearly all sectors contract; construction sheds another 126,000. More

Feature: The Making of an All Star
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Feature: The Making of an All Star

An insider's guide to 15 things you may not have known about Chad Dreier and his... More

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