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Housing Starts Up Sharply, Driven by Multifamily

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Builder / February 20, 2018 Housing starts in January rose 9.7% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,326,000, 7.3% above the January 2017 rate of 1,236,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning. The gain, the largest since October 2016 was ...

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Metrostudy Brightens Its Remodeling Forecast for 2018 and Beyond

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Craig Webb / Remodeling / February 20, 2018 Metrostudy Big-ticket residential remodeling activity nationwide will rise faster than previously expected, increasing 5.2%, and then continuing to go up through 2020, Metrostudyannounced today in conjunction with the release of its latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI). The strong economy and increased demand because ...

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BUILDER Insider: How Will Big Builders Use $1 Billion-Plus in Tax Cuts?

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John McManus / Builder / February 12, 2018 Amid, in spite of, and–quite possibly–a cause factor in the sudden paroxysm of volatility roiling global stock markets, economic strength, jobs, and wage growth among American households gain momentum by the day. Through January, economic confidence has been on the rise. A ...

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Zeroing in on Lot Supply

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John McManus / Builder / February 5, 2018 Land acquisition professionals among higher volume home builders have their work cut out for them in 2018, as the pressure to control lots and put new communities in builders’ pipelines mounts. As demand trends–expressed in new home sales “orders”–continue to show mojo, ...

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Southwest Florida Real Estate Snapshot with David Cobb

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Southwest Florida’s residential real estate market has steadily improved since the 2008 crash. Home prices continue to rise, and rent has spiked dramatically in recent years. Listen as Metrostudy’s David Cobb gives a snapshot of the current state of the market, and where it might be heading. LISTEN HERE.

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