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  • New home construction slowly gains ground

    But total housing starts drop in April
    New home construction increased slightly in April, while a drop in the multifamily sector caused housing starts to fall. But despite this slight increase, housing experts are not impressed and explained new construction is lagging significantly behind its historic averages.
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  • New home sales continue to slip in 2018

    But increased slightly from last year
    After plummeting in January, new home sales fell slightly lower in February, however, they still remained slightly above last year’s pace. Many experts explained that while new home sales are off to a slow start, they are still expected to pick up later in the year, driving growth in the housing market in 2018.
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  • New home sales unexpectedly plummet in January

    Falls from decade-high pace set in 2017
    New home sales decreased significantly in January, falling from 2017’s decade-high pace. Experts explain the drop was unexpected and disappointing, but point out there are still a few reasons to be optimistic in January’s report.
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  • New home construction sets strong pace for 2018

    On track for strongest year since housing crisis
    Housing starts increased in January, starting 2018 off at a strong pace; however, it is unclear if that pace will continue. While some experts are predicting a booming year for housing starts, others say January’s pace could have been better.
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  • Homeownership rate reaches highest level in three years

    But remains historically low
    The national homeownership rate reached its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2014, but while the rate has been steadily rising since 2016, it still remains historically low. But there is one population which stands above the rest with its homeownership rate increase.
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  • New home sales 10-year high baffles economists

    What waiting one month could mean for new home prices
    New home sales surged in September, rising at their fastest pace in 10 years and baffling economists. While some experts gave various opinions for the possible reason for the increase, they were all shocked as the data seemed to predict a decrease in new home sales.
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