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Layoff insurance latest carrot for homebuyers

Free granite countertops or swimming pools aren't going to convince anyone who's afraid of losing a job to buy a home. But what about a promise to pay your mortgage if you get laid off?

Mortgage rates fall, set yet another record

Rates on 30-year mortgages fell to the lowest level on record for the second consecutive week after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.

Illinois county believes in kinder evictions

On a quiet street lined with neat homes and trim lawns, squad cars pull up to a suburban Chicago house where the owners have fallen behind on their mortgage payments.

Construction spending falls for 5th month

Construction spending fell for a fifth straight month in February as another big drop in home building offset a slight rebound in nonresidential construction.

Pending home sales rise in February

Pending U.S. home sales rose in February from a record low a month earlier as buyers took advantage of deeply discounted prices and low interest rates.

U.S. home price drops set records in Jan.

Home prices sank by the sharpest annual rate on record in January, and the pace continues to accelerate, but there were a handful battered metro areas where price declines slowed.

U.S. home price drops set records in Jan.

American home prices dropped by the sharpest annual rate on record in January, a widely watched index showed Tuesday.

Sales, prices of second homes tumble

Sales of vacation homes and investment properties slid 30 percent last year as tough economic conditions and tight lending requirements shut out buyers.

Mortgage rates drop to record low

Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to the lowest level on record after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.

Feb. new home sales rise unexpectedly

New home sales rebounded unexpectedly last month, but were still the second-worst on record and remained well below last year's levels, according to data released Wednesday.

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