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  • Homeowners are Ready to Ditch All-White Kitchens, Survey Find

    Ashton Woods recently polled 1,400 prospective home buyers to identify the most prominent trends across several topics of home design—ranging from customization and room layouts to fixtures and finishes. The company’s 2018 Ashton Woods National Homebuyer Survey determined that personalized design options were a leading consideration for three-fourths of buyers when selecting a builder, and

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  • Redfin: Looks Like The Exodus Is Coming

    In the second quarter of 2018 people in expensive, high-tax coastal markets including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. searched for homes in metros like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Miami, where taxes are lower and housing is more affordable, according to the latest Migration Report. The analysis is based on a sample

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  • Phil Bodem Joins TriPointe as Sacramento President

      TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), Irvine, has named Phil Bodem president of TRI Pointe Homes Sacramento.                Bodem, most recently president of the Southern California Division at Meritage Homes, brings more than 16 years of divisional president experience to his new position, with many of those years spent focused

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  • House Prices Versus Home Values

    Steve Jobs liked to refer to personal computers as a “bicycle for the mind.” Human beings, he’d learned from poring over Scientific Americans and Heath Kits when he was a kid, unleashed tremendous locomotive power–even eclipsing the No. 1 master species of the contest, the condor–when they blended their energies with those of an efficient

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  • Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

    Hurricane Florence has made landfall and is on a path of destruction that will put millions of people at risk and threaten billions of dollars in damage. Florence officially made landfall around 7:15 a.m. EDT near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, as the eye wobbled ashore. Florence dipped to Category 2 hurricane strength with maximum sustained

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  • Construction Job Openings Rise Again in July

    The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in July, reaching yet another post-Great Recession high level. The rate of open construction sector jobs also matched a prior cyclical high. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs increased to 273,000 in

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