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Study finds housing market cycles have become longer

Also finds extended housing busts can lead to severe recessions A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles — normal, boom and bust phases — have become longer over the last four decades. The study also found that longer down phases can have […]

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Glass houses: Your personality helps predict your real estate choices

Tel Aviv University research finds personality traits affect home-buying decisions on both micro and macro levels Do you consider yourself a conscientious person? Then sign up for a fixed-rate mortgage. Neurotic? You’ll probably opt for home ownership over renting. According to a new study published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, personality traits […]

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Is the housing market on a comeback?

U.S. home construction is making a comeback that could invigorate the economy’s still-weak recovery. Builders last month started construction on single-family houses and apartments at the fastest rate in more than four years, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. And they laid plans to build homes at an even faster pace in coming months – a […]

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