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Weighing in On Construction Spending

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What type of construction saw more dollars spent on it and where did construction spending lag? Click through to learn what the Census Bureau’s latest data had to say about the money spent on building structures.

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The Week Ahead: Tracking Residential Construction

On Thursday, February 1, at 10 a.m. EST, the United States Census Bureau will release its monthly Value of Construction Put in Place Survey. Conducted monthly since 1964, the Survey estimates the total dollar value of construction work done in the ...

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Rise in Rental Stock Indicates Growing Popularity of SFR Market

The mortgage industry has recognized the growing popularity of the single-family rental market. This week at the 2015 Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas will include the inaugural Single-Family Rental Lab, and Five Star will host the inaugural Single-Family Rental Summit in Las Vegas from October 11 to 13.

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Homeownership Rate Drops to 20-Year Low

The rental vacancy rate, meanwhile, fell 0.4 percentage points to 7.0 percent on a combination of tighter supply conditions and a rise in demand as homeownership looks like a distant dream for some Americans. In a survey last month, Freddie Mac found 61 percent of adults living in rental housing don't plan to purchase a home within the next three years as housing costs and credit challenges keep them on the sidelines.

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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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