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The real mortgage rate--the nominal mortgage rate minus the rate of appreciation or depreciation in homes--is one of the most important housing statistics to watch, and it recently went negative again, says Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders.
Lackluster ADP data suggest that August's mediocre job growth likely seeped into September, too, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Long-term statistics suggest the housing market will improve, but credit conditions, inventories, and affordability are holding back real estate, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Some funds had dramatic comebacks, while others remained cellar-dwellers, writes Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.