Economics

What Do Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for Housing?
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What Do Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for Housing?

While President-elect Trump's economic plan has the potential for long term... More

Lowe's Stock Decline Worst in Three Months
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Lowe's Stock Decline Worst in Three Months

Following this notable decline, fears of a housing market decline have returned... More

After 7 Months, Building Material Prices Are Down
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After 7 Months, Building Material Prices Are Down

OSB sees the end of a seven-month trend that put the material at its most... More

Builders React to Election 2016 Results
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Builders React to Election 2016 Results

From excitement to dismay, U.S. builders and industry pros are reeling from Donald... More

Is High-Density, High-End Housing Ending?
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Is High-Density, High-End Housing Ending?

The period of of rapid real estate asset inflation appears to be coming to an end. More

NAHB Data Implies Most Homes Last More than a Century
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NAHB Data Implies Most Homes Last More than a Century

If the numbers remain consistent, they imply that half of the existing homes built... More

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How Much Does it Cost to Live in a Sitcom Home?

A movie star salary might be needed to live in these on-screen homes. More

JCHS: Remodeling Spending Approaching Pre-Downturn Levels
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JCHS: Remodeling Spending Approaching Pre-Downturn Levels

The LIRA index is projecting accelerated spending in the coming months. More

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Majority of US Cities Have Rebounded Since Recession

About two-thirds of U.S. cities are now at peak employment and wages are increasing - except in the oil patch More

Latest LIRA Projects Healthy Gains in Spending Growth
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Latest LIRA Projects Healthy Gains in Spending Growth

Expenditures in home improvement are expected to accelerate 4.3% in 1Q 2016 More

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