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Manufactured Housing May Be Viable Answer to High Real Estate Prices

“When factoring in the median value of a finished lot, the cost of manufactured housing relative to site-built falls to 54% for single-section homes, 70% for double-section, and 80% for CrossMods. As such, we suggest that manufactured housing may be most attractive in markets with lower land costs, but still offers savings regardless of land cost,” said Chadwick Reed of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

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Pending Home Sales Improve Over Recent Lows

“Fading recession fears and the prospect of further home price increases have brought some house hunters off the sidelines, but for the most part, buyers remain hesitant to jump into the market because their buying power is so much lower than it was a year ago,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather.

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Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Point Since Spring 2002

Not since spring of 2002 have fixed-rate mortgages been as high as they were reported this week, and when combined with mortgage app volume sliding for the fourth straight week, affordability headwinds continue to impact housing demand.

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