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Mortgage applications decline 0.2% for week

Mortgage applications decline 0.2% for week | home building trends | Scoop.it
Mortgage application activity for the week ending Sept. 26 was fell 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Lowes Q2 Earnings Surge as Home Improvement Spending Rise - Zacks.com

Lowes Q2 Earnings Surge as Home Improvement Spending Rise - Zacks.com | home building trends | Scoop.it
Lowes Q2 Earnings Surge as Home Improvement Spending Rise
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Driven by rise in home improvement spending owing to the strengthening job and income scenario, Lowe's Companies Inc.
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Good news from Lowe's.  While home sales have fallen flat, it appears that homeowners are turning towards remodeling versus moving to new digs.  Good news for dumpster rental companies and suppliers like Lowe's and Home Depot and local renovation contractors.

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New home sales drop in July, plummet 15.2% in West - Los Angeles Times

New home sales drop in July, plummet 15.2% in West - Los Angeles Times | home building trends | Scoop.it
New home sales drop in July, plummet 15.2% in West
Los Angeles Times
New home sales fell unexpectedly in July as buyers in the West pulled back sharply. Sales of recently built single family homes in the U.S.
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LA home sales plummet.

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Homebuilding frenzy: Residential construction booming in Houston - Houston Business Journal

Homebuilding frenzy: Residential construction booming in Houston - Houston Business Journal | home building trends | Scoop.it
Homebuilding frenzy: Residential construction booming in Houston
Houston Business Journal
The online residential real estate company analyzed building permit data from the U.S. Census Bureau for 80 of the largest metropolitan areas nationwide.
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One hot market for housing appears to be Texas, where low taxes and the energy boom have triggered a strong growth trend.

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Sales of new homes in NM and across US fall in July - Albuquerque Journal

Sales of new homes in NM and across US fall in July - Albuquerque Journal | home building trends | Scoop.it
Sales of new homes in NM and across US fall in July Albuquerque Journal Fewer consumers bought new homes in New Mexico and across the country in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the...
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The February home sales reports had everyone excited across the country, but reality has apparently set in as home sales fall flat in spite of low interest rates.

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Home Sales Jump to the Highest in Five Years

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Encouraging news back in February.  Yet statistics from as recently as July reveal that home sales have fallen since then.

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