Quick Takes: Rising home sales a good sign for spring

Housing market looking up
That’s the headline in the Southtown Star pointing to a number of positive signs in the housing market including: rising home sales, more first-time buyers in the market and a lower supply of housing inventory.

Promising jobs news
The Labor Department announced today that U.S. jobless claims continue to hold steady at the lowest level in four years, a trend economists say signals that the labor market is improving, Reuters reports.

Simpler mortgage bills on the horizon?
A proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is calling for standardized mortgage statements that could make it easier for borrowers to better understand the details of their mortgage loans.

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