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Housing Starts Jump 3.9% in August

Housing Starts Jump 3.9% in August The U.S. government is reporting that privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,615,000, which is 3.9% higher than July’s revised number.  In addition, this figure is 17.4% higher than one year ago.  August’s rate for units in buildings with five units or

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Best Family-Friendly Suburbs of 2021

Best Family-Friendly Suburbs of 2021 Realtor.com says people are people pondering parenthood have long felt like they’ve landed in a high-stakes Choose Your Own Adventure story.  Should they raise their family in a fun urban environment or opt for an area with lots of green space and good schools….which they say is “the real estate

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Hard Money vs Private Money

Hard Money vs Private Money Hard Money Vs Private Money by Tony Youngs I began my real estate career back in 1986 after I attended a seminar and purchased a home study system and then began to implement it. The course taught me how to find foreclosure properties in my county and then I would

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Consumer Price Index Up 0.3% in August

Consumer Price Index Up 0.3% in August The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was 0.3% in August, 2021.  Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3% before seasonal adjustment. Click here to read the full release at the Bureau of

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Justice Department Probes NAR’s Ban on Pocket Listings

Justice Department Probes NAR’s Ban on Pocket Listings HousingWire is reporting (reposted on RealTrends) that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is giving insight into the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into their recent ban on Pocket Listings.  According to the report, the Biden Justice Department unilaterally withdrew from their consent decree with the NAR

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