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The Cost of Rebuilding After Florence

Hurricane Florence left its mark on the Carolinas, but for the many residents who were uninsured, the rebuilding process will be a struggle. Find out how the hurricane's aftermath is impacting its victims.

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Predicting the Path for Housing in 2019

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While rising tariffs, tightening fiscal policy and trade uncertainty didn’t hurt the economy or housing market in the second quarter, a Fannie Mae report looks at how sustainable can these growth numbers be.

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Is Housing Ready for a Rebound?

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According to the latest LegalShield Law Index, the housing market may be poised for a significant rebound, but factors such as the recent trade tariffs imposed by President Trump could complicate things. Released monthly, the LegalShield Law Index tracks factors ...

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Housing Industry Experts Weigh in on Import Tariffs

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On Thursday afternoon, President Trump instituted import tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Calling the tariffs a push back against foreign competitors’ “assault on our country,” President Trump signed off on a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 ...

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Fed’s Beige Book Builds Case for Further Rate Hikes

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released its latest edition of the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, more commonly known as the Beige Book. The Book is published in advance of each meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, ...

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Could Housing Construction Momentum Take a Hit?

Each monthly LegalShield Law Index tracks factors such as housing starts, foreclosure starts, and consumer confidence, compiling indices based on LegalShield’s proprietary data culled from their client base. The Law Index is divided up into sub-indices that track different sectors ...

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How Could Import Tariffs Affect Housing?

President Trump caught many by surprise last week by announcing planned tariffs on steel and aluminum, jostling the markets and prompting analysts to weigh in on the prospects of a trade war. But how would the proposed tariffs affect the ...

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