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Is this a good time to get a good mortgage interest rate?

As mortgage rates fluctuate, is now the best time to get a good rate?

Is it a good time to get a good mortgage interest rate? Google Street View Suddenly, mortgage interest rates are falling. Then they are standing. What is a consumer supposed to do? Watch and probably wait. “This is still a time of extremely high volatility, so rates can go up and down quickly on short …

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German property market ripe for serious price correction, economists warn

German property market ripe for serious price correction, economists warn

The German property market has been remarkably strong over the past two decades, but faces a severe price correction over the next two years, some analysts say. Tim Graham/Contributor/Getty Images The German housing market has been remarkably strong for decades, but faces a severe price correction over the next two years, analysts say. Mortgage rates …

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How Big Tech layoffs could impact some of the most expensive housing markets

How Big Tech layoffs could impact some of the most expensive housing markets

A series of layoffs at major U.S. tech companies could put pressure on local housing markets amid a broader national chill. These layoffs, prompted in part by a series of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and lower revenues, could lead to forced sales, hurt buyer confidence and result in lower down payments, even from buyers …

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Here's why Home Depot and Lowe's are booming in a housing market meltdown

Here’s why Home Depot and Lowe’s are booming in a housing market meltdown

A home improvement contractor works on a home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzanne Kreiter | The Boston Globe | Getty Images As the U.S. housing market falls hard from its pandemic-induced highs, home improvement retailers like Home deposit and Lowe’s doesn’t seem to feel the same pain. In fact, they’re doing better than expected. Although home …

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Here's why Home Depot and Lowe's are booming in a housing market meltdown

Here’s why Home Depot and Lowe’s are booming in a housing market meltdown

A home improvement contractor works on a home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzanne Kreiter | The Boston Globe | Getty Images As the U.S. housing market falls hard from its pandemic-induced highs, home improvement retailers like Home deposit and Lowe’s doesn’t seem to feel the same pain. In fact, they’re doing better than expected. Although home …

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Here's why it may take a while for housing inflation to cool

Here’s why it may take a while for housing inflation to cool

An ‘open house’ flag is displayed outside a single family home on September 22, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Dinner Allison | Getty Images There are signs that inflation could fall further in the coming months, but housing threatens to dampen any improvement. The consumer price index, a key barometer of inflation, rose 7.7% in …

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Take a look inside the only large-scale 3D-printed housing development in the United States

Take a look inside the only large-scale 3D-printed housing development in the United States

It looks more like a NASA project than a house construction site. Just outside Austin, Texas, huge machines are squeezing 100 three- and four-bedroom homes, in the first major housing development to be 3D printed on site. One of the nation’s largest homebuilders, Lennar, is teaming up with ICON, a 3D printing company, to develop …

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