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Zombie property rate down — for now at least
Zombie property rate down — for now at least

Areas hit hard by the pandemic could see a wave of zombie properties once the federal ban on foreclosures expires.

Commercial-to-apartment conversions on the rise
Commercial-to-apartment conversions on the rise

The 2010 decade grew the amount of overall building conversions from about 2,000 units converted in the 1950s to roughly 97,000 over the last decade.

NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide
NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide

Small metro suburbs did the best in terms of construction with a more than 10% increase in market share over a year ago.

Another banner month for homebuilding
Another banner month for homebuilding

New housing starts numbers suggest that if you can’t buy it, then build it, according to one economist.

Builder confidence reaches record high in August
Builder confidence reaches record high in August

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is looking good, but could lumber prices stall the growth?

Texas’ rates of manufactured housing falls below national average
Texas’ rates of manufactured housing falls below national average

While prefabricated homes are six times less expensive than the average site-built home, trends in factory-built housing have always been volatile.

Which green products are most important to buyers and homeowners?
Which green products are most important to buyers and homeowners?

While solar panels may be the poster child of green homes, builders and remodelers have some interesting feedback to share about what consumers really want.

Are Houston’s opportunity zones living up to the hype?
Are Houston’s opportunity zones living up to the hype?

New data looks at how prices in these areas have increased — or sometimes decreased — over time.

Homebuilder confidence takes a hit, though experts see light at the end of the tunnel
Homebuilder confidence takes a hit, though experts see light at the end of the tunnel

Economists believe home sales can help drive the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

6 things you should be telling your sellers right now!
6 things you should be telling your sellers right now!

Agents can move the ball forward with these tips on what to tell clients in unprecedented times.

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