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November Data: Custom Architects Weigh In, New Construction Trends, Contractor Confidence, and Material Price Changes

We've collected highlights from a number of data reports published throughout the industry in November

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Western rental markets to boom

According to John Burns Real Estate Consulting, there will be solid rent growth in the United States over the next five years.

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RealtyTrac indicates foreclosures in July were down 4% from previous month

Last Friday, RealtyTrac released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for July 2011, which shows foreclosure filings were reported on 212,764 U.S. properties in July, a 4 percent decrease from June.

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LGI Homes report high July residential closings

July was a record-breaking month for residential closings for LGI Homes.


First documented 'All-American' home being built in Montana

A Bozeman, Mont., builder is constructing a home that is nearly 100-percent American-made — even its plastic sewer caps and underground copper connectors are made in the U.S.

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Morgan Stanley: buying in bulk could ease U.S. housing crisis

Encouraging investors to buy foreclosed homes in bulk would help shrink the U.S. housing surplus, stabilize property prices and provide affordable rentals, Morgan Stanley housing analysts said in a report.

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Housing market recovery still on hold

Housing market drivers worsened over the last quarter in line with the slowdown in economic growth, but household net worth rose.

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Mortgage rates rock bottom after debt-ceiling deal

A piece of positive news has come out of the debt-ceiling deal reached earlier this week: Mortgage rates have fallen to levels that are at or near record lows.

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Commerce Department: Construction spending up in June

United States builders began more nonresidential construction in June, pushing construction spending higher for a third consecutive month.

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Survey: One-third of rental properties in U.S. are single-family homes

A survey indicates that 30 percent of all housing units in the United States are renter-occupied or vacant for-rent, and 27 percent is single-family detached homes.

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Existing-home sales down in June, boost expected for July

Existing-home sales not seasonally adjusted are below the tax credit-boosted level of sales in June 2010 and June 2009. But NAHB advises to expect a report of a large year-over-year increase in sales announced next month.