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Top housing trade groups urge Congress to reform flood insurance

Top housing trade groups urge Congress to reform flood insurance


This week, more than 20 top housing trade groups urged Congress to extend the…

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Real Estate in Brief: How long it takes to build a home, refinancing requests at lowest rate in 17 years and more

Real Estate in Brief: How long it takes to build a home, refinancing requests at lowest rate in 17 years and more


The average time it takes to complete a single-family home is about seven and…

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Jobs report sends positive homebuying signals

Jobs report sends positive homebuying signals


Lately, it seems like each monthly report on the U.S. jobs market represents another…

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NAR records lowest-ever rate of FSBO sales in 2017

NAR records lowest-ever rate of FSBO sales in 2017


For-sale-by-owner (FSBO) listings tracked by the National Association of Realtors comprised only 8 percent…

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US household energy use falling as homes become more energy efficient

US household energy use falling as homes become more energy efficient


U.S. household energy use fell by more than 10 percent between 2009 and 2015,…

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Houston waterfront homes keep their edge against national trends

Houston waterfront homes keep their edge against national trends


Oceanfront homes, lakeside properties and even residences along the river tend to attract higher-than-average…

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More young adults choosing to live with roommates, parents

More young adults choosing to live with roommates, parents


For young adults, owning a home can be a daunting and expensive task. As…

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A new market trend: making your vacation home your permanent home

A new market trend: making your vacation home your permanent home


Vacation homes often provide families with the best of both worlds: live where they…

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Why the homeownership rate remains low

Why the homeownership rate remains low


At just over 64 percent, the national homeownership rate among U.S. adults remains stubbornly…

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The number of families with children homeowners dropped by 3.6 million

The number of families with children homeowners dropped by 3.6 million


As home prices continue to grow across the country, the ability to own a…

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