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topStories Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Square Footage Shrinks in Response to First-Time Homebuyers
The average home built in 2016 was 2,634 square feet, smaller than homes built the year prior, per recent data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The downsize, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is in response to first-time homebuyers. "The data on new home characteristics show a pattern," says Rose Quint, assistant vice president for Survey Research at the NAHB. "2016 marked the end of an era that began in 2009 when homes got bigger and bigger with more amenities. I expect the size of homes to continue to decline as demand increases from first-time buyers." The NAHB's recent Home Builder Preferences Survey reveals that in addition to closer quarters, new homes are now being constructed ...
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Get Your Life Back: Sell More, Serve More without Sacrificing Free Time
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MBA: Mortgage Apps Rise, Refis Fall
Mortgage applications rose 5.8 percent over the week, according to data gathered in the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.... READ MORE >
Bob Hope's UFO Home Sells for $13 Million
Bob Hope's house sold for $13 million. Having gone through a couple of price cuts over the last three years, the most recent cut lowered the ask to $25 million. But with no... READ MORE >
Maximize Mortgage Applications with Women Clients
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Even High Earners Struggle to Save
A considerable percentage of Americans lack the savings needed to cushion against a surprise expense, even with enough income to save, according to a recent report by Approximately 60 percent of those surveyed do not have enough savings for a $1,000
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