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Housing Continues to Improve, Don’t Mess It Up

There is a story of a cartoon floating around in builder circles that features a builder praying something along the lines of, “Please give me one more recovery, and I pray not to mess it up this time.” Well, that … Continue reading

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Housing Rebound Continues — Let’s Not Mess It Up!

According to this story in the Washington Post, builder confidence is higher than it has been in five years. We continue to see signs, statistical and anecdotal, that things are improving. That means two things: 1. now is not the … Continue reading

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More Affordable Housing Choices = More Investment = More Jobs

The laws of economics know no international boundaries. Supply and demand works the same in the United States as it does in Australia. With that in mind, you ought to check out this story from South Australia.

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Delaware Moves Step Closer Hurting Affordable Housing

What is the best way to make sure private firms do not invest in a particular industry? Take the profit out of it. That is exactly what some politicians in Delaware are doing by trying to impose rent controls on … Continue reading

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Delaware Considers Legislation to Stymie Development of Affordable Housing

So says this article. It is a shame that some want to embark on policies that could potentially scare scarce investment away from manufactured housing and that are detrimental to the creation of additional affordable housing choices for everyone. Housing … Continue reading

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March Housing Numbers Up for Manufactured Homes

According to the Manufactured Housing Institute, shipments of manufactured homes for March, 2012 were up 16.4% from the same month one year ago. While this is welcome news, there is one nugget of concern in the information: The seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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Housing Market on the Way Back Up says Trulia

That’s the word, according to this AGBeat article. The article points out that home prices and rents are on the rise again, and it also points out that the single-family housing market is in recovery mode: “The single-family market has … Continue reading

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Co-Ops in Manufactured Housing?

That’s the topic of this NPR story on ROC-USA. Included in the story are some quotes from industry veteran George Allen. It is worth noting that the story uses an antiquated term (mobile home) to describe the type of home to … Continue reading

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The Effects of Housing on the Local Economy

Here is a nice new piece put out by Neal Barber and the folks at Housing Virginia that looks at the economic impact of new housing. H/T for this one goes to Jim Bacon and the folks over at Bacon’s … Continue reading

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More Good News on the Housing Front

Here are two more stories about the housing market getting better. The first is a national story from PropertyWire.com about the national market, and it is based on information from the National Association of REALTORS®. The second is from the … Continue reading

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