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Apartment Markets Expand in April NMHC Quarterly Survey
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Apartment Markets Expand in April NMHC Quarterly Survey
Source Business Wire Construction & Property News

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--All four indexes landed above the breakeven level of 50 in the April National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)...

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A Trade Bill So Controversial Even Its Name Is Hot Topic
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A Trade Bill So Controversial Even Its Name Is Hot Topic
Source Real Time Economics

The trade legislation U.S. senators are expecting to introduce Thursday is so controversial that Washington can’t even agree on what to call it.The...

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Virginia senators 'prepared to be jerks' to protect Dulles Airport
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Virginia senators 'prepared to be jerks' to protect Dulles Airport
Source Washington Business Journal - Breaking Ground

U.S. Sen. Timothy Kaine said Thursday he and fellow Sen. Mark Warner are "prepared to be jerks" to protect Dulles International Airport and slow...

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Pedestrian Bridge Collapse: On Wednesday, a pedestrian bridge in...
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Pedestrian Bridge Collapse: On Wednesday, a pedestrian bridge in...
Source Curbed - D.C.

On Wednesday, a pedestrian bridge in Prince George's County collapsed onto the MARC and Metro train tracks between College Park and Greenbelt....

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Mortgage rates little changed
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Mortgage rates little changed
Source Washington Business Journal - Breaking Ground

Long-term borrowing costs show little sign of movement, with the average rate on a 30-year mortgage up only slightly this week....

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COPT expands its Northern Virginia office portfolio with $83M buy
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COPT expands its Northern Virginia office portfolio with $83M buy
Source Washington Business Journal - Breaking Ground

Corporate Office Properties Trust has expanded its Northern Virginia portfolio with the acquisition of Metro Place II in Merrifield, for $83...

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Curbed Interviews: Meet the Man Behind the Map: Washington, D.C.'s and Baltimore's Historical Trains, Subway-Style
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Curbed Interviews: Meet the Man Behind the Map: Washington, D.C.'s and Baltimore's Historical Trains, Subway-Style
Source Curbed - D.C.

The remnants of abandoned train lines are still visible to this day, often drawing curiosity from what David Edmonson calls "legacy train nerds."...

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UW has a commercial real estate program, but what about something for residential?
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UW has a commercial real estate program, but what about something for residential?
Source BizJournal - Residential Real Estate News

While Puget Sound business leaders from myriad industries want the state to beef up public education, the residential real estate sector has a...

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Self-Storage: The Sky’s the Limit
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Self-Storage: The Sky’s the Limit
Source Colliers Insights Blog

The self-storage industry grows because we simply can't throw stuff away, but a combination of factors could make the self-storage sector boom --...

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Fundrise’s Plans for the R.L. Christian Library on H Street
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Fundrise’s Plans for the R.L. Christian Library on H Street
Source Urban Turf

The proposed building would have eight parking spaces, though 30 are required. Keep reading »For buying a home or condo in the Washington, DC area ...

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Tax Day!: The average tax refund for residents...
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Tax Day!: The average tax refund for residents...
Source Curbed - D.C.

The average tax refund for residents in Washington, D.C. was $990 in 2012, while the average federal refund was $2,993. According to the District...

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Linkage: Cherry Blossom Photos; Metro's New Railcars Make Their Debut
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Linkage: Cherry Blossom Photos; Metro's New Railcars Make Their Debut
Source Curbed - D.C.

[Photo via Zack Lewkowicz]...

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A Lot to Lose: Can a Parking Lot Be an Historic Landmark?
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A Lot to Lose: Can a Parking Lot Be an Historic Landmark?
Source Washington City Paper - Housing Complex

A developer wants to build on a parking lot in Spring Valley. Not so fast, says some neighbors: That parking lot is an historic landmark.On Aug. 14...

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Eco-Shift Power Corp. (OTCQB: ECOP) Has Secured the Development Phase of a 38 Site Project in Washington State for a National Retail Customer
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Eco-Shift Power Corp. (OTCQB: ECOP) Has Secured the Development Phase of a 38 Site Project in Washington State for a National Retail Customer
Source Marketwired - Commercial Real Estate

CAMBRIDGE, ON--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - Eco-Shift Power Corp (OTCQB: ECOP) - ECOP's wholly-owned subsidiary, Sun & Sun Industries Inc. (...

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AHLEI Honors 2015 Leaders in Hospitality Training and Education
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AHLEI Honors 2015 Leaders in Hospitality Training and Education
Source Hotel Executive.com - Newswire

WASHINGTON, DC. - April 16, 2015. The American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has announced this year's winners of its awards for...

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DC Neighborhood Listservs
Source DC Condo Boutique

Neighborhood listservs are a wonderful complement to talking to your neighbors on the driveway or building lobby before heading out to work.  The...

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A new day for the Watergate Hotel
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A new day for the Watergate Hotel
Source Jacksonville.com - Local News

WASHINGTON | The suffix “gate” has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated...

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Here's How Much We're Paying—And Receiving in Refunds—On Tax Day
Source Dcist

The average refund for D.C. taxes is $990. [ more › ]Here's How Much We're PayingAnd Receiving in RefundsOn Tax Day Statehood protesters have ...

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DC Metro – Signs of a Stronger Year in 2015
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DC Metro – Signs of a Stronger Year in 2015

04/15/2015DC Metro – Signs of a Stronger Year in 2015Revised job growth estimates are in for job growth in the DC Metro region for 2014. The...

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4201 Cathedral Avenue NW #1109W
Source Marcie Sandalow Real Estate

Verdant Views, Tree-top Living Welcome to this bright and airy one-bedroom condominium with tree-top views and an enchanting west-facing balcony....

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Square Feet: Union Station in Washington Has a Grand Development Plan
Source New York Times - U.S. News

The 14-acre project to develop air rights over the tracks will feature 1,300 residential units, retail space, more than 500 hotel rooms, and parks...

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Grimke School Watch: U Street School Redevelopment Gets Go-Ahead from Bowser
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Grimke School Watch: U Street School Redevelopment Gets Go-Ahead from Bowser
Source Curbed - D.C.

In December 2014, former Mayor Vincent Gray chose Sorg Architects and Roadside Development to redevelop U Street's Grimke School, but a month later...

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Rents Up and Vacancy Down in DC Area’s Increasingly Competitive Class B Market
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Rents Up and Vacancy Down in DC Area’s Increasingly Competitive Class B Market
Source Urban Turf

A report from real estate data firm Delta Associates shows the class B market continuing to outperform the more expensive class A apartment market....

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Home of the Day: Unparalleled Sunlight, Space and Charm!
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Home of the Day: Unparalleled Sunlight, Space and Charm!
Source Washington Business Journal - Headline news

By Cheryl Kurss, Agent...

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Chita Rivera on the Leap That Launched Her Dance Career
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Chita Rivera on the Leap That Launched Her Dance Career
Source Wall Street Journal - Real Estate

The actress/dancer was a tomboy who grew up in a lively Washington, D.C., home.The actress/dancer was a tomboy who grew up in a lively Washington,...

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Groundbreaking in Gaithersburg: 128
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Groundbreaking in Gaithersburg: 128 "post-industrial" condos are expected to...
Source Curbed - D.C.

128 "post-industrial" condos are expected to break ground later this year in the Downtown Crown neighborhood of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The condos...

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Curbed National: Surprise, Tiny Living Enthusiasts are Making RVs Popular Again
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Curbed National: Surprise, Tiny Living Enthusiasts are Making RVs Popular Again
Source Curbed - D.C.

Photo via Vintage Revivals...

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Atlantic Plumbing’s Grand Opening: Designer Units & Cocktails
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Atlantic Plumbing’s Grand Opening: Designer Units & Cocktails
Source Urban Turf

This Thursday, Atlantic Plumbing celebrates the grand opening of the property’s 62-unit condominium with an on-site cocktail reception, as well as...

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National News

Times Square Valentine Heart
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Times Square Valentine Heart
Source Architizer Blog

The Match-Maker cosmically connects people this Valentine’s Day. Guided by their zodiac sign, visitors arrange themselves at twelve points around...

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HYUNDAI MOTORSTUDIO
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HYUNDAI MOTORSTUDIO
Source Architizer Blog

More a destination than retail space, Hyundai’s Motorstudio redefines the automobile experience with a single material: steel. Rather than try to...

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Incheon Children Science Museum
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Incheon Children Science Museum
Source Architizer Blog

Incheon Children Science Museum is located at the entrance of Kyeyang Mountain in Bangchug-dong, Kyeyang-gu, Incheon, where the nature and city are...

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Article: Discussing the Zestimate in Your Listing Presentation
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Article: Discussing the Zestimate in Your Listing Presentation
Source RE Technology

As a real estate agent, you understand plenty about the real estate market. One of the more awkward experiences that you can have is discussing the...

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Article: The Benefits of Adopting Digital Real Estate Transaction and Productivity Systems
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Article: The Benefits of Adopting Digital Real Estate Transaction and Productivity Systems
Source RE Technology

Digital transaction and productivity systems, software, and apps can take a real estate business to new heights. Scroll down to see how going...

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Article: Mobilegeddon: Google Set to Release Algorithm Update
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Article: Mobilegeddon: Google Set to Release Algorithm Update
Source RE Technology

In just a few days, Google is about to unveil a new algorithm update, one that's getting a lot of attention for good reason. It's suppose to be the...

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Article: April Checklist: 4 Tasks Every Real Estate Agent Should Complete
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Article: April Checklist: 4 Tasks Every Real Estate Agent Should Complete
Source RE Technology

Let April's warm(er) weather and budding flowers inspire you to give your real estate business a well-deserved spring cleaning. Tackling these four...

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Article: Real Estate Standards Organization Names Jeremy Crawford as Executive Director
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Article: Real Estate Standards Organization Names Jeremy Crawford as Executive Director
Source RE Technology

Jeremy Crawford joins RESO from MLSListings, where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2012. He was responsible for all aspects of Enterprise...

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Webinar: Rev Up Your Video Marketing, You Already Have The Content! (4/22)
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Webinar: Rev Up Your Video Marketing, You Already Have The Content! (4/22)
Source RE Technology

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:00 AM PDT...

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Webinar: Pre-Season Prep: How to Streamline Your Business + Increase Your Productivity During ...
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Webinar: Pre-Season Prep: How to Streamline Your Business + Increase Your Productivity During ...
Source RE Technology

Wednesday, April 23, 2015 10:00 AM PDT...

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MBS RECAP: Fading Back to Unchanged After Stronger Start
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MBS RECAP: Fading Back to Unchanged After Stronger Start
Source Mortgage News Daily

Posted To: MBS CommentaryMarkets have been doing a good job of reacting to economic data so far this week. That was a good thing again this morning...

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Mortgage Rates Having Trouble Moving Lower
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Mortgage Rates Having Trouble Moving Lower
Source Mortgage News Daily

Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were unchanged to slightly higher today, though that depends largely on the individual strategies of...

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How can I increase occupancy in my apartment property?
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How can I increase occupancy in my apartment property?
Source Commercial Real Estate Show - Sponsored by Bull Realty

How can I increase occupancy in my apartment property?...

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DC Metro – Signs of a Stronger Year in 2015
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DC Metro – Signs of a Stronger Year in 2015

04/15/2015DC Metro – Signs of a Stronger Year in 2015Revised job growth estimates are in for job growth in the DC Metro region for 2014. The...

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McCann – New York City Offices
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McCann – New York City Offices
Source Office Snapshots

Gensler has developed the new offices of global advertising agency McCann’s New York offices. We covered the Executive Offices in […]...

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How Will 3D Technologies Change the Real Estate Game?
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How Will 3D Technologies Change the Real Estate Game?
Source Jonathan Schultz Blog

Soon, commercial tenants looking for their next office or retail space will avoid treks from one part of the city to the other. They will take a 3...

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Designing functional outdoor living spaces
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Designing functional outdoor living spaces
Source McKnight's Long Term Care News

Professionals who plan and manage senior housing and care facilities know that stimulating, comfortable and safe outdoor living spaces are an...

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MBS MID-DAY: More Gains After More Negative Data
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MBS MID-DAY: More Gains After More Negative Data
Source Mortgage News Daily

Posted To: MBS CommentaryBond markets' willingness to accept guidance from economic data is in full swing. As discussed in the Day Ahead , this...

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Google – Orange County Offices
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Google – Orange County Offices
Source Office Snapshots

Rapt Studio has recently completed the new offices of Google located in Irvine, California. Google pulls every stop to make […]...

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Builder Confidence up; First Time in 2015
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Builder Confidence up; First Time in 2015
Source Mortgage News Daily

Posted To: MND NewsWireThe index measuring building confidence in the market for new single family homes stopped its three month slide in April,...

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Digital Updates: Tech News To Know
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Digital Updates: Tech News To Know
Source The Wilbert Group Blog

By: Nick Prather We’re all about keeping up with the digital world at The Wilbert Group and leveraging the newest technologies to help our clients...

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3 Ways to Get Your Property Website Found Online
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3 Ways to Get Your Property Website Found Online
Source Building Engines Blog - Building Beat

In the highly competitve CRE market, it isn't enough to simply have a property website... You need to make sure prospective tenants are actually...

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Help Your Single Family Home Investors Plan Their Reno for Increased ROI
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Help Your Single Family Home Investors Plan Their Reno for Increased ROI
Source AppFolio - Property Management Blog

This year homeowners building a new home are concentrating on efficiency and simplicity. As a property manager, you can help  single family home...

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Rural Area Comment Period Ends; What the CFPB's Supervisory Highlights Tell Lenders
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Rural Area Comment Period Ends; What the CFPB's Supervisory Highlights Tell Lenders
Source Mortgage News Daily

Posted To: Pipeline PressYesterday we had plenty of CFPB updates , and let's continue with those. Remember that even though although your bank or...

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Picking the right real estate agent: It’s all in the handshake
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Picking the right real estate agent: It’s all in the handshake
Source CBS Homes dotdotdot Nebraska

Buying and selling your home is not easy – especially if you have never done it before. While there are countless digital resources like Zillow,...

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Loews Hotels & Resorts Launches Luxury Brand Platform
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Loews Hotels & Resorts Launches Luxury Brand Platform
Source Hospitality.net

Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the 155...

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Former MLB GM Kevin Towers Relists Phoenix Home With a Price Cut
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Former MLB GM Kevin Towers Relists Phoenix Home With a Price Cut
Source Realtor.com - Craig Donofrio

Former Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers has put his house in Phoenix up for sale—again. The 5,852-square-foot, ranch-style home is listed at $1,875,000...

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Home builder confidence jumps to 2015 peak
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Home builder confidence jumps to 2015 peak
Source CNBC - Economy Headlines

Home builders are bullish on low rates and continued job growth as spring buying season kicks into high gear.CNBCs Courtney Reagan reports on home...

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Mortgage Applications End 3-Week Winning Streak
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Mortgage Applications End 3-Week Winning Streak
Source Mortgage News Daily

Posted To: MND NewsWireApplications for purchase mortgages have ended three straight weeks in which their volume increased an average of 6 percent....

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