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Least Surprising Data Dump of the Day: Student Loan Debt Driving First-Time Homebuyers Away

First-time home buying is down by about 12 percent these days, and new research shows the reason could be that the typical first-timers are too […]

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People Who Are Bad at Math Lose Their Homes More Often

Calling all innumerates: You might want to think twice before buying a home. In the housing bust, those who were bad at math made up […]

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Housing Recovery May Tank Now That Fed Can No Longer Act Like a Drunken Sailor

Here’s a compelling headline: “Housing Recovery to End Soon.” Here’s another: “New Home Sales Rose 2.1% in May.” It might seem like conflicting information, but […]

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Home-Buying Advice from the Pros

Home-Buying Advice Buying a home is a huge undertaking—especially if you’re a first-timer or buyer who has been out of the market for a while. […]

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Foreclosures Are Up in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Philly Metro Area

According to a RealtyTrac report released today, May saw an increase in foreclosure activity across the country by 2 percent. This is attributable to banks […]

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Mr. Quotable: Top 20 Things Bart Blatstein Said Last Night at the Salon

He was something between an inspiring commencement speaker and a Catskills comedian. Developer Bart Blatstein sat down with Philly Mag Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath yesterday at the […]

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Latinos More Focused on Home Ownership Than African-Americans or Whites

A new study by Better Homes & Gardens of the three largest ethnic groups in the country reveals that while the groups are pretty much […]

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Nation, Hear This: Building Permits Are Up and Foreclosures Are Down!

RealtyTrac has released a first-quarter housing analysis of HUD data and it shows a firm emphasis on the number 27. Single-family-home building permits are up […]