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How Do I Engage With Customers on Instagram?

    Instagram is primarily a visual platform, used to share photos and videos. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use text to connect with customers on Instagram. One way to engage your followers is to post a photo along … Continue reading

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METROINTELLIGENCE ECONOMIC

Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the South saw an uptick in contract … Continue reading

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Trump’s Tax Proposal Means For The Housing Market

Last week the White House released what it is calling a “first draft” of President Donald Trump’s promised tax-cut plan. The outline, which fits on a single page, largely adheres to pledges Trump made on the campaign trail, as well … Continue reading

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Building Trades Warranty Report

Unlike most other industries, in the new home construction business, the builders have lower warranty expense rates than many of their suppliers. But the makers of appliances and heating/cooling systems are now cutting their costs and narrowing the gap between … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Save Time & Post Great Content on Facebook

It takes just a few hours every week to keep your Facebook page full of fresh content. Learn how to market your small business without wasting your time. According to the Pew Research Center, 68% of all U.S. adults use … Continue reading

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HOUSING STARTS UP 3% IN FEBRUARY

Housing starts were up 3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,288,000 in February, 6.2% ahead of the pace of the same month last year, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Single-family housing starts surged 6.5% to a rate of … Continue reading

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FANNIE HPSI REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high, the Government Sponsored Enterprise said Tuesday. Five of the six components that comprise the HPSI were up, and three … Continue reading

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Why The Housing Market Is Ready To Boom

    In the run-up to the financial crisis, the number of homes built within the US surged to over 2 million and it has taken some time for this ‘overbuild’ to work its way out of the system. According … Continue reading

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US home builder confidence hits highest level since 2005

US homebuilders’ confidence soared this month to the highest level in 11 years, reflecting heightened expectations of better sales now and well into 2017. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday jumped seven points to … Continue reading

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Consumer sentiment surges to 98 in early December based on surprise Presidential election

Consumer confidence surged in early December to 98.0, or just one-tenth of an Index point below the 2015 peak-which was the highest level since the start of 2004. The surge was largely due to consumers’ initial reactions to Trump’s surprise … Continue reading

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