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American home-ownership increases again as housing market looks for balance

Tom Oslund

More Americans became homeowners in the summer months, fresh evidence of a housing market that’s finding some stability after several rocky years.

The national homeownership rate was 64.4% in the third quarter, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. That’s a half-percentage point higher than a year ago.

After touching an all-time high of 69.1% in 2004 as the housing bubble inflated, the...

40 simple tricks for boosting your home's curb appeal

Tom Oslund

Whether your family needs a bigger house or you scored a sweet new job and have to move or just crave a change of some sort, deciding to sell your house is a big decision. But preparing your house for the big sale can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. If you want top dollar for your humble abode, you’ve got to spend hours inside and out, refreshing and updating the thing from top...

10 years later: How the housing market has changed since the crash

Tom Oslund

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