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Talkin' Turkey: Part Gobble, Gobble, GobbleTalkin' Turkey: Part Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

What's the true cost of a Thanksgiving meal? NerdWallet analyst Katie Ryan O'Connor finds out, and it all has big-time implications, so have a look here. Meanwhile, we here at BUILDER Pulse and the entire Hanley Wood family wish you and your family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving! We'll say hello tomorrow with a line-up of your favorite Pulse stories over the past few months, and see you Friday with an exclusive, real-time briefing. Read more

Cars' Days May be NumberedCars' Days May be Numbered

New Geography analyst Aaron M. Renn looks at the widening implications of American... Read more

Custom Home Market Shows New MojoCustom Home Market Shows New Mojo

National Association of Home Builders tax and policy expert Robert Dietz looks at a proxy for growth in custom home building. Analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of starts of homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor, held at 47,000 for the third quarter. Read more

Wage Growth and Listings Spur Sales Volume in OctoberWage Growth and Listings Spur Sales Volume in October

Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson delves into the reasons October surfaced as one of 2014's standout months for home sales, particularly compared with 2013's robust showing. Read more

Debt's Just What We LikeDebt's Just What We Like

Wall Street Journal staffer Neil Shah taps into the new Federal Reserve Bank of New York analysis of household spending and debt, which reveal a recovering consumer household spending profile after years of deleveraging. Read more

Consumer Confidence Hits Five-Month LowConsumer Confidence Hits Five-Month Low

U.S. consumer confidence fell in November to its lowest level since June as... Read more

Passive AssertivePassive Assertive

Chicago Tribune staffer Leslie Mann sits down with architect Katrin Klingenberg, a... Read more

Fewer Grads Live at Moms and DadsFewer Grads Live at Moms and Dads

U.S. Census Bureau analysts Ellyn Arevalo Steidl, David Ihrke and Jonathan Vespa are exploring here the tie between educational attainment and Millennials who live in their parents' homes. Eye-popping. Read more

Curb Appealing: One-Story Homes That Grab Attention on the Street Curb Appealing: One-Story Homes That Grab Attention on the Street

Two-story homes usually have the advantage in impressive curb appeal – until now. These new one-story home plans offer outstanding exteriors that will wow your buyers. Read more

On the Town: Single-Family Attached Starts are Up 17%On the Town: Single-Family Attached Starts are Up 17%

National Association of Home Builders tax and policy expert Rob Dietz has been extracting notable observations from the latest quarterly Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, including good news for condo builders and developers. Read more

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