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Spring Housing Guide 2011

5:25am: Several housing experts are predicting that this year will be the last chance for bargain hunters to cash in on the weak housing market. More
May 2: You need a bit of razzle-dazzle to nab a buyer today. These attention-grabbing strategies will get prospects to your front door. More
Apr 19: It's tougher than ever to get a loan, but are banks playing it too safe? More
Apr 7: Purchasing a short sale or foreclosure can be frustrating and time-consuming. The reward: A sweet house at a bargain price. More
Apr 5: Home prices continue to fall and there are some great deals on vacation homes. Here are five things you need to know before you take the leap. More
Mar 30: The median price of a vacation home was $150,000 in 2010, down 11.2% from a year earlier. More
Mar 28: Census Bureau reported the states where the most homes sit empty. More
Mar 23: Government's measure slides 16.9% to 250,000 annual rate. Sales down 28% from a year earlier More
Mar 18: On Thursday, the Census Bureau revealed that 18% -- or 1.6 million -- of the Sunshine State's homes are sitting vacant. That's a rise of more than 63% over the past 10 years. More
Mar 15: Higher rents will be another consequence of economic recovery. More
Mar 10: The number of homes purchased with cash jumped 32% in January, as prices fall and buyers struggle with weak appraisals and a lack of financing for condos. More
Feb 21: More vacationers are renting vacation homes for their holidays. It's easy, but there are pitfalls to avoid. More
Feb 14: Adjustable rate mortgages have a bad reputation but a big upside for many borrowers. More