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April 21, 2010

The Bullish Scenario for Housing

Sell (Stocks) High, Buy (Housing) Low . . . Again? Stock market investors who’d gotten in at much lower levels and were worried that a correction was overdue decided to take profits. The sector they turned to? The housing market, where wary Buyers burned by the last downturn were still keeping their distance — or...
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The Buy-Versus-Rent Question

Calculating the “Rent Ratio” Sometimes, the decision whether to buy a home or not seems to require an economics Ph.d. Are interest rates headed higher? How strong is the economy? Are home prices now recovering, or will there be a “double-dip?” It’s enough to make your head spin — or hurt. If the foregoing (unanswerable,...
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