Economics

Consumers and Builders are Trending Towards Open Floor Plans
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Consumers and Builders are Trending Towards Open Floor Plans

Currently 84% of builders typically build open kitchen-living rooms, serving a... More

Zelman's Fresh Take on 2017
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Zelman's Fresh Take on 2017

Dial in on the Ivy's-eye-view of what's going to happen in housing over the next... More

D.C. Home Prices in 2016 Match Record Set During Housing Boom
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D.C. Home Prices in 2016 Match Record Set During Housing Boom

Half the homes sold in the D.C. region last year cost $415,000 or more, which... More

Fed's Harker Says 3 Rate Hikes Appropriate
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Fed's Harker Says 3 Rate Hikes Appropriate

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker says three interest rate... More

IBS Wrap and 2017 Outlook
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IBS Wrap and 2017 Outlook

Out of the aisles and back in the trenches and job sites ... here's some... More

How Inflation Will Affect Home Builders in 2017
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How Inflation Will Affect Home Builders in 2017

NAHB chief economist takes a look at the comparison of inflation and mortgage... More

BLS: U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs in December
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BLS: U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs in December

Despite a lackluster year-end report, average hourly earnings make the largest 12-... More

Lots: Builders' Two Big Questions in 2017
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Lots: Builders' Two Big Questions in 2017

As both cyclical and structural uncertainty prevail, the stakes grow more intense... More

Mortgage Application Volume Rises 5.8% in the New Year
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Mortgage Application Volume Rises 5.8% in the New Year

Average contract interest rates fell across all loan types last week, MBA Weekly... More

Raising a Child to Age 17 Costs $233,610 on Average
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Raising a Child to Age 17 Costs $233,610 on Average

Department of Agriculture reports that housing takes up 29% of the total cost of... More

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