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TAYLOR MORRISON HOMES

Taylor Morrison Breaks Ground on Travisso, its Austin MPC with Toll Brothers

Per a Taylor Morrison press statement, "Taylor Morrison has announced the start of its models for four collections at Leander's newest master-planned community, Travisso. Taylor Morrison will offer four distinct series of homes at the 2,100-acre Travisso, which the Austin home builder is developing in conjunction with Toll Brothers."

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New Home Closings and Prices in the Top 5 U.S. Destination Cities

Earlier this month, U-Haul released its annual Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report for 2013. We know how, and where American families moved their belongings across the country, but how did the new single-family housing market in the top 5 destination cities treat newcomers? BUILDER's Charlotte O'Malley taps Metrostudy for an exclusive look at movers and shakers.

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U-HAUL

Houston: We've Got Lift-Off! U-Haul Names the U.S.'s Top 25 Destination Cities

The U-Haul 2013 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report is in. According to U-Haul moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2013, families moving to Houston took the No. 1 spot again, for the fifth year in a row. For the fourth year in a row, Orlando, Fla., took the No. 2 spot. Las Vegas and Chicago ranked No. 3 and 4 respectively, while San Antonio held at No. 5 for the third year in a row.

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MILESTONE COMMUNITY BUILDERS

MileStone Community Builders on a Tear in Austin

Per a press statement, "MileStone Community Builders, recognized by Inc. magazine as the 6th fastest-growing private company in America on the 2013 Inc. 500 list, is set to double in size again in 2014 with the addition of 1,300+ lots. MileStone has six new communities under development this year, and will open five more communities in the near future."

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Wichita Falls, TX Dashboard Reports

Wichita Falls, TX - January 2014 - Figures For New Home Closings Rise

New home sales rose year-over-year in Wichita Falls, TX in January. Foreclosures as a percentage of existing home closings rose, climbing 8.5% percentage points. Real Estate Owned (REO) closings as a percentage of existing home closings dropped, falling 6.9% percentage points. Mortgage amounts on new homes moved up, rising 2.3%. Average prices of new and existing homes dropped 9.1%.

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