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Houston Issues As Many Single-Family Housing Permits As All Of California

October 16, 2014
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Houston is the only major U.S. city without a formal zoning code. But say this for Houston: It’s booming. In August, the most recent month for which figures are available from the U.S. Census Bureau, metro Houston (including Sugar Land and the Woodlands) issued more permits for construction of single-family homes than did the entire […]

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Why Everybody Is Moving To Texas

September 29, 2014
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More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city. Jobs is the No. 1 reason for population moves, with affordable housing a close second.”It take two things to draw people inland […]

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Baby Boomtowns: The U.S. Cities Attracting The Most Families

September 20, 2014
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With the U.S. economy reviving, birth rates may be as well: the number of children born rose in 2013 by 4,700, the first annual increase since 2007. At the same time new household formation, after falling precipitously in the wake of the Great Recession, has begun to recover, up 100,000 this June from a year […]

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The 20 Best Cities For Job Seekers This Fall

September 12, 2014
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A new survey by employment services firm Manpower Group found that employers in almost all 50 states expect to increase their staff levels next quarter, and most plan to finish the year on a more confident hiring note than they did in 2013. Of the surveyed employers, 19% expect to increase their payrolls and 7% […]

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Redfin Names The Top Neighborhoods For Highly-Ranked Schools

September 12, 2014
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To find the best public schools for their children, parents need to do their homework. Fortunately, there are online resources to help them identify which public schools are top of the class, and which aren’t making the grade. The next step is to buy a home in a neighborhood served by those schools. Being within […]

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Foodie Cities: Real Estate For The Restaurant Set

September 12, 2014
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The foodie movement has reshaped residential real estate. Americans’ passion for both cooking and cuisine has spurred demand for kitchens with top-notch appliances, specialty prep areas and climate-controlled wine cellars. Many of the newest downtown residential developments are centered on the local food scene, near vibrant green markets and top-rated restaurants run by celebrity chefs. […]

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Housing Markets With The Largest Increases In Asking Prices

September 10, 2014
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Nationally, the month-over-month increase in asking home prices rose to 1.0% in August, up a bit from 0.7% in July. Asking prices rose 7.8% year-over-year, slower than one year ago, in August 2013, when asking prices were up 9.9% year-over-year. At the local level, asking prices rose year-over-year in 96 of the 100 largest U.S. […]

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Where Americans Are Moving

September 5, 2014
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The Census has released new data on how many people moved between counties in the U.S. from 2008 to 2012. Trulia analyzed the data at both the county and metro level, combining it with data on home prices, unemployment, density, and distance. According to the data, nearly half of between-county moves are less than 100 miles. Most […]

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America’s 15 Best Cities For Young Professionals

August 19, 2014
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To find out which cities offer the best prospects for professionals aged 24 to 34 who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, Forbes analyzed the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, ranking them on factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections, the number of businesses per capita, and median salaries for 24- to 34-year-old […]

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Hottest Homebuilding Markets Of 2014

August 18, 2014
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Construction activity is a fundamental measure of local housing market health. That’s because homebuilding is both a signal of where builders are betting on future housing demand as well as a creator of local jobs. In this housing recovery, construction might even be a better measure of local market health than home price changes, which […]

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