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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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The Nation's 15 Most Affordable Housing Markets--To Buy or Rent--for Millennials

RealtyTrac used Census data first, to filter house price data and local age household demographics to get to counties with a high percentage of millennials. It then sorted that combo by the percentage of income spent on housing payments--including mortgage, insurance, taxes and maintenance--and the percentage of income spent on the average rent for a 3-bedroom home as assigned the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Finally, it took the 15 counties with the lowest percentages in each sort to determine 15 Most Affordable Markets for Buying and 15 Most Affordable Markets for Renting.

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