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News Headlines - Housing Vacancies and Homeownership


First quarter homeownership rate underwhelms | 2017-04-27 ...
The homeownership rate continues to hover near all-time lows, showing little signs of improvement from last quarter or even last year. The homeownership rate ...
Homeownership Rising Faster Than RentalsDSNews.com

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Housing Boom Is Anything But as Ownership Loses Appeal
That drove rental vacancy rates down and starts of multi-family housing -- about two-thirds of which are rentals -- up to 396,000 units, more than the earlier norm of 300,000 starts at annual rates. But single-family housing starts ... Even with ...

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With the stock market just under its all-time highs, it's getting more and more difficult to find investments that could be called "cheap." One smart place to look for attractive values and strong dividends is in the real estate sector. Here are two ...

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The Seattle Times

Seattle's 'build, baby, build' frenzy leaves affordability in the dust
The Seattle Times
(Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times). With new information about housing costs and trends in hand, Seattle should pause and reassess whether its “affordability” policies are working. ... Forecasters expect the construction spree will lead to higher ...


Not a Beautiful First Quarter GDP Growth
Economic growth numbers for the first quarter will be announced next week, and it looks like it will be a huge miss. The numbers could well be just a hair above the zero growth line. The average growth rate from 1950 to 2000 was 3.7%. President Bush's ...

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We're Bullish on a Housing Recovery
For much of the housing recovery, a meaningful portion of demand has been met by a drawdown of vacancies, diminishing the need for new homes. But with the nationwide vacancy rate (12.7%) reaching prerecession ... Heavy student debt burdens, income ...

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This Stock Has a 3.4% Dividend and Lots of Room to Grow
Fox Business
Over the past 13 years, the U.S. homeownership rate has been steadily declining, thanks to the younger generations staying out of the housing market. These days, people tend to change jobs more often, and home prices are prohibitively expensive to many ...

The American Prospect

Trump's Housing Hypocrisy
The American Prospect
Trump's budget, released on March 14, calls for drastic cuts to government housing subsidies for the poor and slashes other programs that help low-income Americans avoid hunger, homelessness, and disease. ... programs as varied as Meals on Wheels ...

Construction-defects reform: How the deal came together at the Colorado Legislature
Denver Business Journal
Still licking their wounds from the failure to even get a construction-defects bill introduced during the 2016 Colorado legislative session, members of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance began to come together again in August, discussing how they ...

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The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Affordable Housing: Second chances & better processes
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Rental vacancy rates in the city hover around 2 percent, and more than 40 percent of area renters are cost-burdened. Many households are only one financial crisis away from added reliance on taxpayer-funded safety nets ... The Self-Help Homeownership ...

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