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Where are the Millennials looking to buy a home
Where are the Millennials looking to buy a home? According to Realtor.com, the answer is a mix of the usual Millennial magnet cities and a few surprising markets.   In rank order, Realtor.com’s new list of the Top Cities for Millennials are Salt Lake City; Miami; Orlando; Seattle; Houston; Los... Keep Reading....
Construction industry executives are extremely optimistic on the state of their industry, according to the 2017 Construction Industry Forecast of contractors and equipment distributors released from Wells Fargo Equipment Finance.   The survey’s Optimism Quotient (OQ) for measuring industry... more
January’s home prices increased by 6.9 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to new data from CoreLogic
January’s home prices increased by 6.9 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to new data from CoreLogic. On a month-over-month basis, home prices were up 0.7 percent.   Among the states, Washington had the greatest year-over-year price appreciation, with 10.8 percent, followed by Oregon with... more
While there are more than 100 studies suggesting preschool benefits are real and persist into regular school years and beyond, only 48 percent of kids from low-income families start school ready to learn. Head Start, a program administered by Utah Community Action and other non-profits are aiming... more
The fourth quarter of 2016 recorded $2.1 trillion in first lien mortgage originations, a 17 percent year-over-year increase, according to new data from Black Knight Financial Services. The final quarter of last year also saw nearly $300 billion in refinance originations, a 58 percent year-over-year... more