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interest__max5128_450Mortgage rates dipped for the second consecutive week, with the most popular loans falling to their lowest marks since late November.

Key rates saw a sharp dip last week amid signs that the economy and housing market may be too weak to handle a large upswing in home prices.

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inman.com - One in 3 buyers are willing to bid higher than a home’s asking price, according to a survey conducted by Trulia in partnership with Harris Interactive.

That was just one of several other findings of the survey that appear to show that homebuyers are feeling the squeeze of market conditions that are significantly altered from those of a year ago. At the same time, they capture improved sentiment towards the housing market.

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Home buyers are sizing up homes with a long list of preferences.

The typical home shopper buys a home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, according to the National Association of REALTORS(R) 2013 Home Features Survey.

What feature did home shoppers report they most desire in a home? Central Air conditioning, Walk-in closet in the master bedroom, Ensuite master bath, New kitchen appliances, Eat-in kitchen area, Hardwood floors, Granite countertops, Kitchen island, and Stainless steel appliances.

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money.cnn.com - In a dramatic about-face for the housing market, sellers are now calling the shots.

A survey of more than 2,000 Americans found that 33% of the 365 who were searching for a home have been on the hunt for more than a year and many were willing to make compromises on where they live or the type of home they would buy in order to close the deal, Century 21 Real Estate reported Wednesday.

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When it comes to buying a new home, one of the biggest expenses people worry about is replacing the roof. A new roof is often worth a lot to potential buyers, because it puts their minds at ease about looming future problems.

If you are about to sell, should you replace the roof? That depends on the situation, so the first step is to get a home inspection. The inspector can examine the roof and let you know what may be needed so that you can make an informed choice. Having your own inspection also prepares you for what the buyer’s inspector may recommend.

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inman.com - Home prices in March posted their highest annual gains since 2006.

The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index was up 10.9  percent in March from a year ago with all cities tracked by the index registering gains. Month over month, prices increased 1.4 percent.

Phoenix showed the largest annual increase at 22.5 percent followed by San Francisco with 22.2 percent and Las Vegas with 20.6 percent.

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online.wsj.com - Coping tips for handling the unexpected while selling a home

The Virginia house is sold—next week I head to Florida to make what had been our vacation residence into a primary home.

I was sideswiped by one happy surprise—our house sold in three days—and two awful ones—the sudden, serious illnesses of both my son and my husband.

Don't expect to engage a top estate sale agent.  Don't use online auction sites.  Don't overprice what you own.  Talk to your friends.  Involve your agent.  Re-prioritize.  

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mortgagenewsdaily.com - Mortgage rates finally paused their relentless push higher today, holding at unchanged levels compared to yesterday's latest rate sheets on average.  Some lenders were slightly better or worse, but none of them by a wide margin.  Data and events were limited and markets were in holiday mode.  The most relevant market to mortgage rates, MBS, had a volatile day, but the volatility didn't transfer to rate sheets as much as it normally does, likely due to the shortened trading day and 3-day weekend ahead prompting lenders to price more conservatively yesterday.  This would go a long way toward accounting for our observation yesterday that  rate sheets were worse in the morning despite trading levels not being appreciably weaker.

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nbcnews.com - U.S. home resales rose in April to the highest level in nearly 3-1/2 years as surging prices lured sellers back into market, which should support the housing sector and the overall economic recovery.

The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales advanced 0.6 percent to an annual rate of 4.97 million units, the highest level since November 2009.

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