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Top 10 Markets for New Residential Construction

Housing starts numbers out today surprised many observers with its strength at the highest in eight months, but Metrostudy finds it to have been in line with actual counts released earlier this month. Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter breaks down the New Residential Construction release from the Census, including a look at the top ten markets leading in growth in quarterly starts.

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Why We Move

Wall Street Journal staffer Nick Timiraos reports based on new Census data that more Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so to secure cheaper housing or a shorter commute, compared to 1999, when more movers sought to upgrade their home or apartment.

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