Monthly Archives: April 2010

New Home Sales Surge, with Boost from Tax Credit

A newsletter arrived in my in-box, today, with these manic pronouncements: The week ended on the most dramatically impressive new home sales numbers in 47 years. March’s 26.9% increase was the biggest monthly sales gain since 1963, taking us to … Continue reading

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Will Rising Mortgage Rates Further Dampen Home Prices?

The question has been raised by some bloggers as to whether rising mortgage rates, widely predicted, could further dampen home prices. The argument is that rising rates would shrink the pool of eligible buyers, thus weakening demand for homes. Continue reading

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Is This A Good Time to Buy a House?   Part 2:  Mortgage Rates

Interest rates are sure to go up this year, suggesting that now may be a good time to buy — if your personal circumstances favor it. Continue reading

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