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New-Home Construction Soaring

Financial FAQs Construction of new homes in the U.S., known as housing starts, jumped almost 10 percent in January to an annual rate of 1.33 million. That’s the second highest level since the Great Recession and it easily exceeded the … Continue reading

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2015 Housing Construction Will Surge

The Mortgage Corner We believe housing construction is about to bloom this spring, due to growing employment. For starters, an additional 45,000 construction jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls in April. This is even though construction spending to date has … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Shiller Says No Housing Boom

The Mortgage Corner Dr. Robert Shiller, Yale Econ Professor, and co-creator of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, has become very cautious in his latest articles. Don’t expect much in the way of a housing boom in 2013. He isn’t even … Continue reading

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Real Estate Leading Recovery—Part II

The Mortgage Corner Further evidence that real estate is recovering is the drop in both vacancy rates and so-called Real Estate Owned (REO) properties—i.e., that banks have taken back in foreclosure. Several analysts, including Calculated Risk, believe this is absorbing … Continue reading

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2011—The Year That Wasn’t

Popular Economics Weekly What do we make of this year’s economy, with its ups and downs that have confused even the ‘experts’; and what to make of 2012? Believe it or not, the congressional gridlock that caused the S&P Treasury … Continue reading

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