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AUSTIN – The local home market is one of the hottest in the country, according to data provided by Metrostudy that are based on annual housing starts. The data show where the bulk of the activity has been taking place during 2012. Although not breaking through to the top five, Summerlyn in Leander saw the largest increase of home starts with 75 more slabs poured over the previous year’s count. 2012 Austin’s Fastest-Growing [...]

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CEDAR PARK  – A pair of builders has snapped up the last lots in a local master-planned community. Standard Pacific Homes and Ryland Homes have purchased the remaining 201 lots in Cedar Park’s Twin Creeks community. Ryland took 126 lots for the Reserve at Twin Creeks subdivision, while Standard Pacific bought the remaining 75 lots. Both builders plan to break ground next month. (1521)

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TransUnion hired research firm Zogby Analytics to survey 1,000 adults in America about their thoughts on financial issues. The survey was done in December. Here are some of the results. 53.5 percent say one of their financial resolutions for 2013 is to save more money. 48.7 percent say they want to spend less on unnecessary expenses. 42.3 percent say they want to pay down existing debt. But the result I found most interesting was reported in USA [...]

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What are buyers looking for in a home these days? In a word: more. More square footage, more bedrooms and bathrooms, and enough garage space for a third car. Not, perhaps, what you’d expect to hear when housing markets from coast to coast are still trying to bounce back from the recent housing crisis. But there is an explanation. Rose Quint, assistant VP of research with the National Association of Home Builders [...]

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Multifamily housing experts had some good news for developers at the International Builders’ Show: Demand for multifamily housing is still strong, and the number of renters is set to grow. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that the multifamily market has recovered substantially since the end of 2010 and now stands at about 70 percent of the way back to a sustainable level. The trade organization’s chief economist, David Crowe, [...]

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