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  • Feb. housing starts fell 7% after Jan. surge March 16, 2018
    The construction slowdown came from a 28% plunge in multifamily building starts. Groundbreakings for single-family homes rose 2.9%.
  • 5 surprising stats about buyers in NAR's latest study March 16, 2018
    Millennials' home buying habits may not be all that different from their parents. A higher percentage of older generations, for example, check the internet before calling an agent – and millennials care less about virtual tours than older adults.
  • Selling a home to millennials? Add plants March 16, 2018
    Millennials bought 31% of house plants in 2016, and some multifamily developments are adding indoor gardens to appeal to this demographic.
  • Congress' change to Dodd-Frank does little for Wall St. March 16, 2018
    The final version of a bill easing financial rules under Dodd-Frank helps smaller lenders but doesn't do much for the big banks, according to Bloomberg News.
  • Investors cringe as bitcoin, other crypto prices plunge March 16, 2018
    Cryptocurrency's Dec. millionaires just lost a lot of money. To enter mainstream use, experts say bitcoin et al must move from "Wild West" to "serious business."
  • 1M homeowners missed opportunity to refinance March 16, 2018
    However, owners who didn't refinance have one less reason not to move, because any new mortgage could come with a rate similar to what they have now.
  • Flood insurance expires again next Friday March 16, 2018
    While Congress will likely extend the program, it might not do so by the midnight, March 23 deadline. Prepare now if buyers need flood cov
  • Mortgage rates fall for the first time this year March 15, 2018
    The average rate on a 30-year FRM slipped to 4.44% from 4.46% last week due, in part, to a government report that inflation pressures may be easing.
  • NAR to Congress: Make debt cancellation relief permanent March 15, 2018
    Barry Grooms, a broker in Sarasota, testified to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee that 2.5 million homeowners could face "a financial catastrophe" if they're forced to pay tax on the mortgage debts that their bank forgave.
  • Few homeowners are moving – why? March 15, 2018
    NAHB surveyed owners who had not moved in at least 10 years and asked why they weren't moving. The top answer? They like their current house.
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