Lumber Prices and Rising Rates Take a Toll on Builder Confidence

Escalating costs took a toll on builder confidence this month. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said its Housing Market Index dipped two points from its February level. At 82 it is down 8 points from the all-time high it established last November. NAHB’s chief economist Robert Dietz said, while there is still a high […]

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Rising Financial Wealth Boosts Demand for Vacation Homes

Many homeowners buy a second home expecting to use it for family vacations, as a rental, to gain equity, or – upon retirement – a future primary residence. www.nar.realtor – Vacation, Resort, and Second Homes

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