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Below are the latest real estate news headlines from The Wall Street Journal.

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Homebuilder confidence pulls back by 2 points in January after election euphoria

The new year brings new challenges for the homebuilding industry, specifically higher mortgage rates. Read Article

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

FHA premium drop ignites mortgage refinances, but applications overall are flat

Refinance volume rose 7 percent for the week, spurred by HUD saying the FHA would lower its insurance premium. Read Article

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:03:00 PST

Fed's Dudley says consumers haven't shaken recession fears, yet

The recent lift in real estate prices hasn't been enough to persuade consumers to spend against that growing value. Read Article

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:03:00 PST

Becoming a landlord is just a click away

Smaller investors are getting a boost from firms using extensive data to help them become landlords in cities across the country. Read Article

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:47:00 PST

HUD nominee Dr. Ben Carson refuses to promise that HUD money won't go to Trump empire

Trump HUD nominee Ben Carson did promise to "not play favorites for anyone." Read Article

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:03:00 PST

Mortgage applications rebound 5.8%, as interest rates ease off recent highs

Caution in the new year among investors was enough to put a little juice back into the mortgage market. Here's how. Read Article

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:01:00 PST

Higher prices give homeowners billions more in equity, but mood is soured by rising mortgage rates

Millions of borrowers are being lifted from underwater on their mortgages, but higher rates are having negative effects. Read Article

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:02:00 PST

Obama administration lowers government mortgage costs, claims Trump won't reverse

The FHA says borrowers will save an average $500 this year. Read Article

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:33:00 PST

Why 2017 will finally be the year of the smart home: Consumers figure it out

This will be the year of the smart home because the tech companies will be smarter about educating their consumers. Read Article

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

Mortgage applications tank 12% to end 2016

Mortgage interest rates came down slightly to end the year, but not enough to end the bleeding in the home-loan market. Read Article

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:00:00 PST
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