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Best year for new-home sales since before the recession, says NAHB

Best year for new-home sales since before the recession, says NAHB


Low interest rates and low unemployment continue to boost the market into 2020.

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All the single ladies . . .  are outpacing men in homeownership

All the single ladies . . .  are outpacing men in homeownership


A new study by Lending Tree shows that single women own more than 12 percent of homes in Atlanta.

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How to sound smarter next time you’re asked about recession risk

How to sound smarter next time you’re asked about recession risk


A Federal Reserve economist breaks down some of the more common misconceptions about the chance of recession in 2020 and offers thoughts on how real estate pros can be better consumers of economic data.

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Single-family rents across the U.S. up slightly, as homeownership rates increase

Single-family rents across the U.S. up slightly, as homeownership rates increase


Low-end rentals are propping up national rent growth, according to CoreLogic.

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U.S. homebuilding surges to 13-year high

U.S. homebuilding surges to 13-year high


Coming off of the government’s numbers for December, economists predict the home building industry is on track for recovery in 2020.

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Working with investors? Here’s the number crunch in Atlanta

Working with investors? Here’s the number crunch in Atlanta


A new report estimates the potential profits and costs of being a landlord in cities across U.S.

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Freddie Mac projects healthy outlook for the multifamily market in 2020

Freddie Mac projects healthy outlook for the multifamily market in 2020


Rent growth to continue as new supply is absorbed.

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Positive jobs report tempered by two concerns

Positive jobs report tempered by two concerns


Jobs are up, unemployment is steady, but wages barely budged and construction job growth was weak.

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How’s the market? Depends on who — and where — you ask

How’s the market? Depends on who — and where — you ask


Is it a good time to buy? Good time to sell? What’s happening with the economy? The answers to these questions change in relation to how much money you earn, where you live and how old you are.

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Why Americans are determined to purchase, despite rising prices

Why Americans are determined to purchase, despite rising prices


More good news for the 2020 housing market: Year-over-year, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index was up 8.2 points in December.

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