Home Builder Confidence Slides
The National Association of Home Builders said its market index fell this month to the lowest level since March.
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Mortgage Applications Rise
Purchase activity jumped 7.3 % last week, the first increase since the tax credits expired, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Housing Starts Decline 10% in May
Single-family construction fell 17%, a the largest decline since 1991, according to the Commerce Department.
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Secrets of Sustainable Staging
Performing an energy audit and highlighting eco-friendly upgrades can give listings an edge.
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State Farm Opts Out of Flood Insurance Program
The nation’s largest insurer of homes blames the government’s failure to fund the program consistently for its decision to withdraw.
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Florida Builders Are Going Smaller
To compete with the glut of foreclosures, builders in Florida are snapping up land cheaply and building more simply than during the boom years.
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