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US construction spending up 0.5 percent in May

US construction spending up 0.5 percent in May | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on residential housing rose in May to the highest level in 4½ years, helping to send overall construction spending higher despite a big drop in nonresidential activity.Construction spending rose 0.5 percent in May...
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U.S. Housing Prices Increased More Than Forecast in April

U.S. Housing Prices Increased More Than Forecast in April | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Home prices climbed more than forecast in the 12 months through April, rising by the most in more than seven years and showing further strength in the U.S. housing market.
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Home prices climbed more than forecast in the 12 months through April, rising by the most in more than seven years and showing further strength in the U.S. housing market - Bloomberg

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Looming higher interest rates spur housing market

Looming higher interest rates spur housing market | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Potential buyers are looking to snap up homes before interest rates creep up
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Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32.5 - Bloomberg

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32.5 - Bloomberg | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Shoppers at an outdoor mall in San Antonio, Texas. That's the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index average this year, the highest since 2007. The weekly
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Eye on the Economy: Builder Confidence Hits a Milestone

Eye on the Economy: Builder Confidence Hits a Milestone | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), a measure of home builder confidence, reached a milestone in June. Coming in at a level of 52, the HMI recorded its highest level since April 2006 a...
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NAHB: Basics of Building

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Build your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up!

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» How to Maximize Your Real Estate Business during National Homeownership Month

» How to Maximize Your Real Estate Business during National Homeownership Month | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
» How to Maximize Your Real Estate Business during National Homeownership Month
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Builders hope for success in multi-generational houses - The Salinas Californian

Builders hope for success in multi-generational houses - The Salinas Californian | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Builders hope for success in multi-generational houses
The Salinas Californian
Miami-based Lennar Corp., the builder of the “Next Gen” home, is gearing it toward a very specific market: multigenerational households.
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Existing Sales Increase, Prices Surge

Existing Sales Increase, Prices Surge | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Existing home sales increased 4.2% in May, and were up 12.9% from the same period a year ago. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that May 2013 total existing home sales were at a s...
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Growth in Consumer Credit Accelerates

Growth in Consumer Credit Accelerates | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
According to the Federal Reserve Board, growth in the amount of consumer credit outstanding, this includes outstanding credit extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures, excluding loans secured by real estate,...
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NAHB: NAHB Remodeler of the Year Award

NAHB: NAHB Remodeler of the Year Award | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
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If you or someone you know deserves to be recognized as one of the nation's top remodelers, now's the time to act. Entries for the following 2013 awards are due by Aug. 2

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NAHB: New-Home Sales Rise 2.1 Percent in May

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“Builders are reporting increased demand for new homes as buyers seek to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates while they remain so favorable,” - Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. 

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US home re-sales surpass 5 million in May

U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark in May, the first time that’s happened in 3½ years. The gain shows the housing recovery
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Building Boom Cities: The Metro Areas With The Most New Construction

Building Boom Cities: The Metro Areas With The Most New Construction | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
VideoAt the height of the economic downturn more than 700 construction projects were idled across New York City’s five boroughs, according to the city’s Department of Buildings.
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Texas homebuyer demographic shifts from singles to marrieds | HousingWire

Texas homebuyer demographic shifts from singles to marrieds | HousingWire | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
"The recession led to tighter credit and lending standards across the U.S., which is why you’re seeing less individual homebuyers.
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Housing Seen Shrugging Off Loan Rate Rise as Banks Loosen

Housing Seen Shrugging Off Loan Rate Rise as Banks Loosen | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Derrick Bulaich locked in a home- loan rate of 4.6 percent last week, prompted by a surge in borrowing costs as investors speculated the Federal Reserve would pull back from bond buying.
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Busting 3 Homeownership Myths - Chicago Agent Magazine

Busting 3 Homeownership Myths - Chicago Agent Magazine | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
In the wake of the housing crisis, some nasty myths regarding homeownership have been making the rounds, but they're just that – myths.
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The Big Four: Sales, Branding, New Markets and Engagement - Vocus Blog

The Big Four: Sales, Branding, New Markets and Engagement - Vocus Blog | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Vocus commissioned a study with Inc. Magazine to determine the state of digital marketing amongst small and medium businesses. The State of Digital Mark
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What Do Home Buyers Really Want?

What Do Home Buyers Really Want? | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
Many in the housing industry are wondering not only what today’s home buyers really want, but also what they are ready to leave behind in light of current economic realities.  A new study recently ...
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Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Concludes – Clarifying Tapering Timing

Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Concludes – Clarifying Tapering Timing | Home Building 360 | Scoop.it
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concluded its two day meeting, released the usual statement plus meeting participants’ economic projections, and Chairman Ben Bernanke held a press conference.
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