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The Average American Commute is Longer than Ever
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The Average American Commute is Longer than Ever

The typical American now travels over 26.4 minutes to get to work, and more... More

Custom Single-Family Home Starts Rise in 2016
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Custom Single-Family Home Starts Rise in 2016

Market share of custom home building stands at 21.5%, down from 31.5% in 2009. More

New Home Sales Climb 3.1% in September
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New Home Sales Climb 3.1% in September

Mid-tier homes priced between $300,000 and $399,000 saw the largest gain... More

The Where and How of Heating and Cooling in New Home Starts
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The Where and How of Heating and Cooling in New Home Starts

93% of US home starts had central AC in 2015, while 55% had a forced air system... More

New Home Sales Cool 7.6% from Torrid July Pace
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New Home Sales Cool 7.6% from Torrid July Pace

August posts biggest drop since Sept. '15; still, year-over-year gains are... More

New Home Sales Hit Highest Level in 7 Years
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New Home Sales Hit Highest Level in 7 Years

According to new data from the federal government, new home sales rose to the... More

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Single-Family New Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in January Single-Family New Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in January

Sales of new single-family houses in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 0.2% below the revised December rate of 482,000, but is 5.3 percent above the January 2014 estimate of 457,000. Metrostudy's Brad Hunter breaks down sales expectations for 2015. More

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A Sluggish Finish for 2014: Housing Starts A Sluggish Finish for 2014: Housing Starts

The US Census Bureau New Residential Construction data release for November, 2014 reported a 1.6% decrease from the revised October number of housing starts and 7% below November 2014. Single-family starts were reported at 5.4% below the October rate. More

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Four Census Stats Builders Should Be Talking About Four Census Stats Builders Should Be Talking About
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Creative Class Metro Magnets Creative Class Metro Magnets

As five metros have become a magnet for the creative class from artists to architects, has it impacted the success of each city’s leading builders? More

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