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Homeowners Rate Newer Homes Healthiest Homeowners Rate Newer Homes Healthiest

Homeowners rate newer homes as healthier than those built before 2001 according to the Houzz 2014 Healthy Home Trends Study. Read more

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Rio Grande Valley Continues to Lag in Texas MarketRio Grande Valley Continues to Lag in Texas Market

The market is showing signs of much needed improvement as the annual starts rate through 3Q14 is up 8.3 percent over last year; despite a 11.4 percent decline in 3Q14 over 3Q13. Read more

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Lot Supply Tightens in Las VegasLot Supply Tightens in Las Vegas

Supply of finished lots is at the lowest level since Metrostudy began tracking activity in the Market in 2002. Read more

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A Sluggish Finish for 2014: Housing Starts A Sluggish Finish for 2014: Housing Starts

The US Census Bureau New Residential Construction data release for November, 2014 reported a 1.6% decrease from the revised October number of housing starts and 7% below November 2014. Single-family starts were reported at 5.4% below the October rate. Read more

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Builders Ramp Up for a Big 2015 Builders Ramp Up for a Big 2015

A look back at new home and lot demand in 2014, and a look forward to a promising 2015 Read more

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Construction Fatalities Decrease in 2013 Construction Fatalities Decrease in 2013

The number, and rate, of occupational fatal injuries decreased from 2012 to 2013, according to newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more

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10 Best Practices for Reputation Management10 Best Practices for Reputation Management

A recent white paper from Houzz means to help home building pros manage their online reputation, both on the home design web site and off. Read more

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San Antonio Market Peaks in Q3 with Highest Numbers in Years San Antonio Market Peaks in Q3 with Highest Numbers in Years

The market generated the highest number of single-family starts since 2007 and most closings since 2008. Read more

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Keeping Up with the Very, Very, Very Rich JonsesKeeping Up with the Very, Very, Very Rich Jonses

New York Times reporter Peter Haldeman has the story on some serious "first world problems" going down in Hollywood, as outrageous spec homes are infuriating wealthy residents fed up with the sounds and sights of construction. Read more

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Seeking Stability, MBK Diversifies With Rentals Seeking Stability, MBK Diversifies With Rentals

MBK Homes, looking for a counter-cyclical answer to the Great Recession, found one in multifamily. Read more

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