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First-time and entry-level buyers are returning to the market after years of dormancy.
A majority of single-person households are homeowners, not renters
Economists still divided on how upbeat the housing market should be about last month’s housing start numbers
Study finds building professionals are increasingly turning to online sources for building products pricing and information
The case was unique, as very few California construction defect lawsuits have gone to trial and then all the way to a verdict
Millennials polled by the Urban Land Institute say keeping a healthy and active lifestyle is key
As commuting distance grows, nearby housing affordability does not, studies find
Houses won't build wealth for you the way that stocks and bonds can. But houses are a good investment in other ways
Open-source sharing of best practices can be your key to success
Boomers gravitate to markets with a lower price per square foot
The volume of sales can be hurt if interest rates and prices rise, which slows the need for more new-home construction