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U.S. builder confidence dips amid budget impasse

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less confident in the housing market, reflecting their uncertainty over the budget impasse in Washington. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday fell to 55 in October. That’s down from a ...

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Sandy recovery plan includes Smith Island buyouts

PRINCESS ANNE — A draft plan for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Somerset County includes $1 million for property buyouts on Smith Island, despite local officials’ opposition. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Housing and Community Development Secretary Raymond ...

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Home prices post first 12-month gain since ’10

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices are finally starting to increase consistently. A gauge of national home prices rose in June compared with the same month last year, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index released Tuesday. The year-over-year increase ...

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