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Housing Offers a Bright Spot in Construction Spending

While the headline number was bleak, private residential projects offered solid gains in January. Read more

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A Happy New Year for Residential Starts and Architectural Inquiries

The year is off to a good start in terms of housing data. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD, new residential construction permits, starts, and completions all grew more than expected in January. Read more

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Shift Toward Rental Slowed in Fourth Quarter, Census Bureau Finds

As last year drew to a close, the national median asking rent hit the highest level seen in decades. Read more

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Sitegeist Brings Demographic Data to Your Smartphone

A new app provides an instant statistical picture of the surrounding area. Read more

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North Dakota Ranks as Fastest-Growing State in the Country

The Sun Belt still claims most of the states with the highest number of new residents, according to recently released Census data. Read more

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Housing Permits Hit Four-Year High in November

Starts, however, did poorly, led by a significant drop in single-family. Read more

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Detroit Works' Long-Term Strategic Vision for the Motor City Detroit Works' Long-Term Strategic Vision for the Motor City

Detroit Works is unveiling a long-term vision to combat the city’s ills. Two local architects were given the difficult task of getting residents and officials to buy in. Read more

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Construction Spending Dropped Slightly in July

Construction spending for the first seven months of 2012 is up considerably for the year, though spending fell slightly in July from June. Read more

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Multifamily Sector Boosts Starts and Permits Report

May’s numbers reflect a larger shift from owning to renting, says economist Patrick Newport. Read more

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New-Home Sales Are Up, But a Trend Is Still Hazy

The good news is muted by the fact that the numbers, which are just coming off the bottom, are still very low. Read more

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