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Existing-Home Sales Fade In December, But 2017 Saw Substantial Gains

<i>By Jill Mislinski</i><p>Wednesday morning's release of the December Existing-Home Sales increased from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual …

Real Estate

What to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy

With months left on the lease for her two-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina, Amanda Nadel, 34, started weighing her options.<p>She could keep paying $1,200 a month in rent, but that would leave her with little money to care for her 11-year-old daughter. They could move …

Real Estate

What You Really Need To Know Before You Pick A Real Estate Agent

Close friends and relatives should generally be avoided.<p>Being a real estate agent involves more than just knowing the combination to the lock box. It means having sales and marketing know-how, the diplomatic skills to close a deal and the ability to represent a client’s interests above all else.<p>So …

Real Estate

U.S. New Home Sales Fell in December

WASHINGTON—New home sales in the U.S. lost steam in December but wrapped up a solid year in a segment of the housing market that has faced tight inventory and fast-rising prices.<p>Purchases of newly built single-family homes—a relatively narrow slice of all U.S. home sales—decreased 9.3% to a …

New Home Sales