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What Does the Jobs Report Mean for Housing?

U.S. employers continued their trend of adding workers, as the Labor Department reported the economy added 164,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate held at 3.7%.  The Labor Department also reported that average hourly earnings exceeded expectations, rising 3.2% ...

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What is Causing the Decline in Single-Family Authorizations?

BuildFax’s latest Housing Health Report revealed year-over-year declines in single-family housing authorizations, as they have fallen 2.75% since 2018. Also seeing declines are existing housing maintenance volume (0.75%) and existing remodel volume (0.33%).  The report uses U.S. property condition and ...

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Ask the Economist with Mark Boud

Here's what Mark Boud, SVP and Chief Economist at Metrostudy had to say about the trends in the housing market, the affordability crisis, and the reasons he was drawn to economics. Editor's Note: This interview originally appeared in the February issue of DS News.

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