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Jan. 6, 2014: Homes.com Local Market Index Shows Continuing Housing Recovery

Year-Over-Year Gains Seen for Single-Family Properties in all 300 Top U.S. Markets
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Homes.com has released its October 2013 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales of U.S. properties. Utilizing home pricing data, the index shows year-over-year gains for single-family properties in all 300 top U.S. markets.


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Builder Show Highlights Home Building

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The 2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), though downsized considerably from the glory days of new home construction, can still make a local home and garden spring show look like really small potatoes.


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April 2, 2012: U.S. Economic Recovery Forecast to Continue in 2012 and 2013, Adding 5 Million Jobs

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America’s economy will continue its recovery this year and next as it adds nearly 5 million jobs and unemployment falls below 8 percent, according to University of Michigan economists.


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March 5, 2012: Economists Predict Moderate Growth in 2012, Diminishing Uncertainty

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According to the latest outlook from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), economists are predicting moderate growth, a brightening employment picture, and an increase in housing starts in 2012.


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Feb. 21, 2012: NAHB’s List of Improving Housing Markets Expands to Nearly 100 Metro Areas

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The list of housing markets showing measurable improvement expanded by 29 metro areas in February to include a total of 98 entries on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). Thirty-six states are now represented by at least one metropolitan market on the list.


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Murphy's Law: The Changing American Dream

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Having just returned from the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, I have to remark that the show has downsized itself quite noticeably. Though what might be called the world’s largest home and garden show is less than its gargantuan self of years past, it is still an awesome event.


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Oct. 17, 2011: Number of Improving Housing Markets Nearly Doubles in October

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The second edition of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) shows 23 individual housing markets now qualifying as “improving” under the new index’s parameters. This is nearly double the 12 housing markets listed last month.


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Sept. 22, 2011: Improving Markets Index Highlights Metro Areas Showing Economic Recovery

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released its first NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), a new economic index revealing metropolitan areas that have shown improvement for at least six months in three key economic areas.


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Aug. 9, 2011: Lack of Data Inhibits New Strategies to Reduce Energy Costs in Multifamily Housing

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Living Cities, a philanthropic collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, announced the release of a study analyzing whole building utility usage databases for the nation’s multifamily housing stock.


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Housing Starts Decline, but Building Permits Rise in December

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Housing starts declined 4.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 529,000 units in the final month of 2010, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. However, the year-end data indicate that production of new homes improved 6.1 percent in 2010 over 2009. On another positive note, permit issuance for construction of new homes and apartments rose 16.7 percent in December.
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