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Strong Single-Family Permit Gains to Start the Year

The total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 164,901— a 16.6% increase over February 2020. Single-family permits increased in all four regions, with the Midwest reporting the strongest increase (24%) and the West reporting the...

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Housing Affordability Explained in One Pyramid

Applying conventional underwriting standards that the cost of a mortgage, property taxes and property insurance should not exceed 28% of household income, NAHB economists have calculated how many households have enough income to afford a home at various price...

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Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

The suburban shift in home building to meet growing buyer preferences for lower density, lower cost markets stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic — first reported in the second quarter NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) — continued throughout the rest of 2020....

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Stafford County Downzoning Update

Stafford County hits pause on downzoning but it's still on the table *Downzoning will NOT be voted on Tonight.*Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, Stafford County has shuttered their administrative buildings to the public and Board of Supervisors meetings are...

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