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Maya Roney over at BusinessWeek recently wrote this interesting review of the mortgage troubles the US is currently facing. She sees signs that the worst my be past us now:

In recent months, mortgage issues have been a main force hampering home sales but, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors, mortgage availability is finally improving—even as home sales continue to slide.

The rate of existing-home sales dropped 8% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million units from a downwardly revised rate of 5.48 million in August, according to the NAR study released Oct. 24. The national median price of existing-homes sold in September fell 4.2% year-over-year, to $211,700. September, 2007, marked the seventh consecutive month in which existing-home sales decreased.

This continuous decline in home sales has been predictable, to put it lightly. After existing-home sales fell 4.3% in August, the NAR advised realtors and homeowners to expect “similar results” in September and cited “temporary mortgage problems” as the main reason for poor home sales in August.
Jumbo Rates Down.

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