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Economy Watch Archive: Housing

Weekly mortgage rates up from yearly low

Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages backed off from yearly lows this week, but still remain historically cheap.

By Washington Post staff  |  June 17, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Data , Housing  
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Housing starts down in May

Housing starts sank in May to the lowest level in five months, according to a government study released Wednesday.

By Dina ElBoghdady  |  June 16, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Data , Housing  
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Home builders' index falls in January

The National Association of Home Builders' sentiment index fell from 16 to 15 in January, its lowest level since June and two points below expectations, the group said moments ago. The present situation part of the index fell one point...

By Frank Ahrens  |  January 19, 2010; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Housing , The Ticker  | Tags: NAHB, National Association of Home Builders  
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Miami official: 70% of defaulted mortgages are fraudulent

UPDATED at 12:34 p.m.: Day Two of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has been underway for a while now, as Chairman Phil Angelides and his commissioners try to "figure out what the heck happened," as he has said, in the...

By Frank Ahrens  |  January 14, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress , Housing , Regulation , The Ticker  | Tags: Financial crisis inquiry commission, Phil Angelides, fcic  
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Adviser: Crisis would have happened even if housing prices had flattened

UPDATED at 2:00 p.m. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission -- the government's panel that was set up to figure out, as much as possible, the cause of the financial crisis -- kicked off its much-anticipated hearing this morning, featuring testimony...

By Frank Ahrens  |  January 13, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bailout , Congress , Corporations , Housing , The Ticker  | Tags: Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, Financial crisis inquiry commission, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, John Mack, lloyd blankfein  
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