December US Housing Starts Fell by 2.5%

There was an unexpected fall in the number of new housing starts in December in the United States, with both apartment building and single family construction showing declines in spite of the mild weather for the month. According to the article in the Wall Street Journal, housing starts dropped from 2.5% a month earlier to

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Most Sought After Amenities by New Home Buyers

Luxury kitchens and plenty of space are always sought after by buyers looking to purchase a new home, but what other amenities are important to them? A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders and homebuilder PulteGroup has revealed some of the latest must-have trends. Apparently walk-in closets, particularly in the master bedroom

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New Home Inventory Increasing Buyer Interest

House building has been in a record low for years, but now builders are beginning construction on lots purchased during the recession. Construction is now helping to boost low inventory levels, and is increasing buyer interest in numerous markets. During the last 12 months there were more than 1 million residential housing permits issued. More

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Survey Indicates House Builders Increasing Home Prices

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, it looks as if as builders started to increase in prices last fall as confidence in the real estate market seemed to recover slightly. The data from a survey conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting Inc. shows 24% of home builders increased their prices in

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US Builders Concerned Over Impact of Weak Home Sales in October

A recent survey of builders carried out by John Burns Real Estate Consulting has revealed that sales of new homes in October fell by 8% compared to September, and by 6% compared to a year earlier. This is the second consecutive month in which this survey has shown year on year decline in sales, and

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Mitt Romney’s Summer Home – the Sequel

The controversy over the size of Mitt Romney’s proposed extension to his summer home is still rumbling on. Regular readers may remember an article a week or so back commenting on this subject, but now Movoto has released a new tool allowing you to Romneysize your home.

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