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Economists still divided on how upbeat the housing market should be about last month’s housing start numbers
As commuting distance grows, nearby housing affordability does not, studies find
Once notorious for shunning the 'burbs, Millennial demand for suburban homes is growing
Past trends show that a spike in rates can greatly affect demand for homes
Economists and home builders agree that the short-term future looks smooth. So, is now the time to prepare for the next bumpy ride?
Several builders argue that a moratorium on new construction will result in more harm than good
NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe predicts housing starts will increase 9 percent to finish the year at 704,000 homes and jump 39 percent in 2016 to 977,000.
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What do housing experts think is needed for the housing market to fully recover?
What happens next after the federal funds rate increases?
Factors include an increase in household formation rate