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Housing Starts: Ground-Breaking in June Plummets

Home-building in June sharply slid, with overall starts toppling 12.3 percent, and single-family starts tumbling 9.1 percent, according to the Commerce Department. Housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 304,000 multifamily (five or units or more) starts and 858,000 single-family starts.

Additionally, approvals for builds fell 2.2 percent to 1.27 million...

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First-Timers: Better Chances in Colorado and Texas

The housing market today is unprecedented, and buyers are contending with cost pressures and short supply—but, according to a recent report by WalletHub, there are cities where conditions are more favorable for first-time homeowners:

  1. Broken Arrow, Okla.
  2. Tampa, Fla.
  3. Centennial, Colo.
  4. Boise, Idaho
  5. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  6. Thornton, Colo.
  7. Frisco, Texas
  8. McKinney, Texas
  9. Cary, N.C.
  10. Gilbert, Ariz.

Assessing 300...

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