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On a price-to-rent basis, the Composite 20 index is back to September 2000 levels, and the CoreLogic index is back to July 2000.

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A three-judge panel fallowed a class-action suit against eight large home builders over the impact of risky mortgage lending on homeowners in planned communities to proceed.

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The biggest drag on housing has been the huge imbalance in the market: too little demand versus an overhang of supply.

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The  $447 billion American Jobs Act contains a mix of helpful and worrying proposals for the housing sector.

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NAHB’s multifamily production index (MPI) rose for a fourth consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2011 to 44.4.  It is the highest quarterly reading since 2006.

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The statement following the Federal Reserve Board’s FOMC meeting on September 21 downgraded the assessment of the economic recovery.

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OSHA and NIOSH recently issued a 20-page nail gun safety guide for construction contractors.

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The next generation of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) offered in President Obama’s jobs bill provides an opportunity for nonprofit and for-profit apartment owners alike.

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As Congress looks at overhauling the nation’s tax code, the multifamily industry may become a collateral victim.

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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined sharply in August, remained essentially unchanged in September. 

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built in the United States in 2010 earned the EPA’s prestigious Energy Star certification.

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The financial markets took Thursday’s U.S. data as a sign of economic strength. But let’s get real. The reports only suggest that the summer’s recession fears were overdone.

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OSHA Administrator, Dr. Michaels, recently sent a memo to his agency's Regional Administrators that outlines new compliance assistance for home builders

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Here are three residential design documents you might find helpful: All About Trusses, Machine Stress Rated Lumber Span Tables,  and Steel Beam Span Tables.

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Here are a few highlights from BCMC 2011, along with a link to the BCMC Build video everyone is talking about.

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