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Survey: 87 Percent of U.S. Homes are Occupied

About 87 percent of the 133 million total residential housing units in the U.S. in 2013 were reported to be occupied, according to the findings of the 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS) released earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Rule Proposed to Establish New GSE Housing Goals

New Homes

In accordance with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on August 29 that it has proposed a rule to establish new housing goals for 2015 through 2017 for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Florida Housing Market Recovering But Still Not ‘Healthy’

In Florida, the median price of homes is increasing and sales of single-family homes have gone up, Florida Realtors reported in its Q2 2014 report released on August 12. However, RealtyTrac's July 2014 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released on August 14 found that Florida had the highest state foreclosure rate in the nation for the 10th consecutive month despite a 30 percent year-over-year decrease.

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Will Aging Baby Boomers Downsize from Single-Family Homes?

Baby Boomers, as a focus of study for their effect on the housing market, have been an underserved population, according to a blog post written by Trulia's Jed Kolko. He investigated whether baby boomer downsizing—selling a single-family home in order to move into a multi-family unit—could be a future trend in the housing market.

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