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Improving Markets Index Expands to 41 Metropolitan Areas

This month’s NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index reveals that the number of improving housing markets continued to expand for a fourth consecutive month, rising from 30 in November to 41.The index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown at least six months of improvement in employment and housing prices as well as an increase in...

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Topics: Economy

Housing Predictions for 2012

In 2008, the housing market came crashing down. Not just down, but all the way to the ground - and maybe even below that. However, economists have been resilient over the years and continue to predict a rise in sales going forward. Truthfully, the rebound has been slow. Too slow. But, in 2012, it is expected to climb out of the depths of debt...

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Topics: Economy Housing