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U.S. home prices rise at slowest pace in nearly a year

The SandP CoreLogic Case Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.9% in July vs. a year ago, down from a 6.4% annual gain in June. Rising mortgage rates could be a factor. ..

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Buyers resort to fraud to obtain loans

Income misrepresentations on home-loan applications were up 22.1% in 2Q 2018 vs 2Q 2017, say mortgage fraud researchers; and it's coming from "bona fide" borrowers. ..

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U.S. consumer confidence increased in September

Consumers' assessment of current conditions remains favorable, bolstered by a strong economy and robust job growth, says Lynn Franco of The Conference Board. ..

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How delayed marriage rates could benefit housing

While some worry that later marriages may mean a delay in homeownership, others say it may result in wealthier millennials who can afford to buy high-end homes. ..

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What's the status of year-round Daylight Savings Time in Fla.?

Gov. Scott signed the bill to adopt Daylight Savings Time year-round into law in March; but now it's waiting on Congress for the official go-ahead. ..

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One-stop virtual home-shopping tours?

Buyers try on virtual reality goggles to view up to 50 Arthur Rutenberg model homes nationwide while walking around one of the builder's Gainesville model homes. ..

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CoreLogic: Strong economy boosts homeowner equity in 2Q 2018

The equity of U.S. homeowners with mortgages rose by 12.3% year-over-year – a gain of about $1T; the average homeowner gained $16.2K in equity in that same time. ..

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What businesses must know when starting back after storm

After a disaster like Hurricane Florence strikes, what's next? How do you begin the recovery process? Call your insurance agent, but also be let your vendors and customers know you plan to reopen. Even a "we'll be back" sign on a store can help. ..

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Are HOA board members immune from lawsuits by condo residents?

And, can an HOA change its community entrance gate access system and now charge residents for something that they didn't charge for initially? Is that legal? ..

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Tech can help reduce home energy costs

Electricity costs can hurt your wallet, but replacing old bulbs with LED lights can mean a big drop in utility bills since they sip rather than gulp electricity. ..

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