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  • After months of setbacks, housing starts rise nearly 6%

    Single-family construction up 6.2% from previous month
    Housing starts rose nearly 6% in April, according to the latest report from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu said from rising inventory to lower mortgage rates and higher consumer confidence, new housing construction mirrored improvements in the housing market.
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  • Millennials, seniors are fleeing cities in search of affordable housing

    Home building and sales are heating up in the "exurbs," and the trend could be risky
    While the housing market on the whole has experienced a slowdown, there are some unexpected markets that are heating up. They’re called the exurbs – or remote areas just beyond affluent suburbs – and Millennials and retirees are flocking to them. Why? Because rising home prices and high mortgage rates are driving some homebuyers out of urban centers toward remote locations where homes are more affordable.
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  • Housing market cools down as home building takes a dive

    Single-family construction down 17% from previous month
    Housing starts fell 8.7% in the month of February, according to the latest report from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The one bright spot seems to be an increase in multifamily permits, where the overwhelming majority of which will feed the rental market.
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  • Taylor Morrison closes AV Homes acquisition

    Companies finalize deal worth nearly $1 billion
    National homebuilder and developer Taylor Morrison announced Tuesday it has finalized its acquisition of AV Homes. The deal, valued at close to $1 billion, marks a significant new phase in Taylor Morrison's growth strategy and expands its scale in five overlapping markets.
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  • Opendoor expands home trade-in program to all builders

    Company launches Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot
    Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced this week it has expanded its Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot and is now available to all homebuilders. Homeowners using the program can sell their existing home to Opendoor and be connected with a homebuilder that will build them a new home, all in one transaction.  
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  • These metros saw the most homebuilding activity in 2017

    Top metros building up, not out
    Homebuilding saw a pickup near the end of 2017 and is even expected to fuel the housing market in 2018 as it rises to a post-recession high. But which metros came out on top as having the most homebuilding activity in 2017? Trulia conducted a new study to find out.
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