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Godzilla

Some parents like to refine their children’s cultural awareness by taking them to museums, traveling abroad, or encouraging musical attainment. Me? I ordered a Godzilla movie for my two young boys. I loved these movies as a kid, watching the fire-breathing dragon take on the likes of King Kong, Ghidorah, ...

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New Home Starts up 15% in Suburban Maryland

(Baltimore, MD – February 21, 2014) The Suburban Maryland homebuilding industry posted another solid year of improvement in 2013. This is according to a recent report by Metrostudy, a national housing data and consulting firm that maintains the most extensive primary database on residential construction in the US housing market. ...

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10/23/2013: Metrostudy – HBA of Arizona FORECAST LUNCHEON

HBA of Arizona FORECAST LUNCHEON With the housing market heating up, the HBACA is pleased to announce a new format for the annual Forecast Luncheon. Taking place on October 23, 2013, at the Southwest Builders Show, the Forecast will feature three of the industry’s most prominent real estate consultants who ...

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“No Mas” to Rising Land Prices?

I don’t know if there are any fans of the pugilistic arts out there, but I used to be a boxing fan.  I don’t follow it any more, but when I was a kid I was fascinated by Ali, Foreman, and Frazier … the heavyweights.  To me, this was the ...

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Homebuilding activity ahead of last year, but below expectations

(Phoenix, AZ – July 18, 2013) The Phoenix homebuilding market is improving and will continue to improve, but many in the industry expected more activity this year. This is according to a recent report by Metrostudy, a national housing data and consulting firm that maintains the most extensive primary database ...

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What in the Dickens is Going on in Phoenix?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  The introductory line to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is one of the most recognized phrases in literature.  It is also an appropriate description of the last business cycle and undoubtedly a great theme to tie ...

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Phoenix First Quarter Starts Up 28% Over Last Year

(Phoenix, AZ – April 30, 2013) The Phoenix new-home market went from 6,630 starts in 2011 to 11,102 starts last year, a 67 percent increase.  Many in the industry have high expectations for continued improvement this year as well.  According to Metrostudy’s lot-by-lot survey of new-home subdivisions, there were 2,463 ...

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