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  • A tracker for housing-price trends

    Home buyers, sellers, small investors and realty agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: the first "house specific" monitors for consumers that can track price trends — and forecast them up to one year into the future — on 50 million single-family homes across the country.
  • Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps
    — Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...

    Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter
    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...

    Baltimore-area home sales rise in June

    Baltimore-area home sales rise in June
    More homes sold in the Baltimore region in June than in any month for the last seven years, while median prices and available inventory also increased slightly, according to a report released Thursday. The modest improvement across all fronts -- sales...

    Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

    When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. I've tried to toe that line. As agents, builders and economists would be quick to tell...