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David M. Blitzer

Nationwide Gains in Home Prices Just Half the Story

p>The positive news for the economy is that housing prices throughout the U.S. remained strong in May, maintaining their steady growth. The CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday showed a 6.4 percent gain from the ...

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High Taxes

Here’s why it’s tough to flee high-tax states

People trying to flee steep taxes may find themselves stuck. High-tax states like New York make it difficult to leave, using aggressive methods to see whether people have really severed ties with their former homes, Bloomberg reported. In New ...

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Baby Boomers

Could baby boomers spur a housing bust?

Will baby boomers turn into party poopers when they unload their homes in large numbers starting in the next decade? Could they create an indigestible oversupply in the market that lowers home prices and frustrates sales? That’s a sobering...

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South Florida Luxury Market Defies Expectations

Luxury condo activity doubled in Miami Beach and the surrounding barrier islands in the first three months of 2018 compared to last year—a better-than-expected start to the year in South Florida, according to data released Thursday from Dougl...

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Best and Worst States for Women

With the #MeToo movement gaining steam, women's concerns have been in the national spotlight, including shoutouts during the Academy Awards. So it seems fitting to wonder: Is there a certain place where women can flourish? Here's a full rundo...

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Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Overall Rank(1=Best) City Total Score 'Emotional &Physical Well-Being'Rank 'Income &Employment'Rank 'Community &Environment'Rank 1 Fremont, CA 7...

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A-Rod Cuts Mansion’s Price

Alex Rodriguez has cut the asking price of his Coral Gables, Fla., home to $12.3 million — just above the $12 million he and his estranged wife, Cynthia, paid for it in 2004. The Yankees slugger first listed the house in the fall for $14.9 mi...

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