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Home starts are up by huge amounts in a number of the country's hardest-hit (property-wise)...

Home starts are up by huge amounts in a number of the country's hardest-hit (property-wise) areas, according to an advance look from number-crunchers Metrostudy. More interestingly, builders - without replacement projects to "roll into" - are trying to deliberately slow sales by raising prices. The recent drop in builder confidence, suggests Metrostudy, is more about lot costs and labor shortages than low traffic and sales. XHB -1.1%.
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