Housing Market Continues To Cool

Recent reports show sharp rise in home inventories, along with a decline in new orders across the U.S.

"...the inventory of homes on the market is climbing sharply in a number of major cities.

It is the latest sign that the balance of power between buyers and sellers is shifting as the once red-hot housing market continues to cool. The slowdown is affecting both existing homes and new homes. Yesterday, the nation's largest builder of luxury homes, Toll Brothers Inc., reported a 29% decline in new orders in its first quarter, which ended Jan. 31."

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