Living in Phoenix

Economist Robert Shiller, a Yale University professor, told CNBC on Tuesday that even though the housing market is showing some signs of slowing, the recovery still remains strong.

For the second consecutive week, fixed-mortgage rates eased, offering home buyers a slight bump in affordability in the midst of the spring home-buying season, Freddie Mac announced in its weekly mortgage market report.

Due to the land shortage, builders have been raising prices. D.R. Horton saw its average sales price increase 10 percent to $275,600 during the three-month period ending Dec. 31. PulteGroup’s revenue jumped 13 percent because of a rise in its average sales price, despite the builder slowing the pace of construction, Reuters reports.

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More home owners in the foreclosure process are finding that their home may no longer be underwater, according to a new report by RealtyTrac.

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Foreign buyers are being lured to U.S. real estate due to what they perceive as bargain prices, economic stability, and a “safe haven for investors,” 24/7 Wall St. reports.

Home owners spend an average of about 1.4 percent of their home’s value (or around $2,800) on annual property taxes. But in some areas, that number is much higher.

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For the fifth year in a row, Houston has been named the top U.S. destination city for movers, according to U-Haul’s newly released “2013 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report.”