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Construction spending up 2.2% in April

Construction spending saw gains in April but unfortunately for the housing industry, the big gains were in pubic and non-residential construction. Here's what happened. HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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Realtor.com: Waiting to buy a home could cost tens of thousands

Almost $20K lost for waiting just one year, far more in hottest markets With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s market have become... HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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Home Depot posts $1.6B net income in 1Q

Retailer improves fiscal year sales guidance on sales gains The largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, reported big gains in sales and net income — so much in fact they've raised their sales guidance for the rest of 2015. Here's what happened. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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RealtyTrac: Mortgage lending rose 17% in first quarter

Low interest rates lead to big jump in refinances Thanks in large part to the continually low interest rate, mortgage originations rose 17% year-over-year in the first quarter, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. Unsurprisingly, refinances led the way. Here's how it all broke down. HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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