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  • US new home sales surge 11.6 percent in December; gains bode well for 2015

    Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.
  • US home price gains slow in November, restrained by slower sales and limited supply

    U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.3 percent in November from 12 months...

    'Boomerang' buyers poised for moves, report states

    'Boomerang' buyers poised for moves, report states
    Seven years after the housing crash, Orlando has been dubbed a "boomerang market" as former homeowners begin to restore their credit enough to purchase another house. More than almost anywhere in the country, Metro Orlando has the makings of a housing...

    'Boomerang buyers' help shape South Florida's housing market

    'Boomerang buyers' help shape South Florida's housing market
    More than 300,000 South Floridians who lost their homes during the housing bust could be eligible to own again over the next eight years, a new report shows. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, 322,141 homeowners have completed short sales...

    S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to 'junk'

    S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to 'junk'
    Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the country's financial buffers at risk amid a slide in...