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10 Best Cities for Millennials to Buy a Home

MarketWatch's Amy Hoak taps into National Association of Realtors data to name the 10 best cities for millennials to find their first house. Millennials are actively searching for homes on real estate portals at a higher rate than the rest of the American population, says Jonathan Smoke,’s chief economist, citing data from Comscore’s June report.

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Why Homeownership Rates Are Declining

As the huge cohort of Millennials reaches adulthood, the rate of homeownership goes down because of the large numbers, the hangover of the Recession, and credit constraints. National Association of Home Builders economist Robert Dietz probes other items of note with homeownership data from the Census Bureau's latest quarterly survey.

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CEO Pay Surges

Wall Street Journal staffer Kris Hudson taps into FPL Associates analysis of disclosed data that shows total compensation for chief executives at the largest U.S. home-building corporations jumped 37% last year as sales and construction picked up, but stockholders didn't fare as well (paywall). Of course, the FPL data doesn't include information on as many CEOs' comp packages as we do in our analysis here.

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