Housing Prices Rise Again

Housing for college students creates opportunities for landlords, headaches for neighborhoods

“To me, that’s the sign of a healthy housing market,” he said. The competition for homes has frustrated buyers, forcing some to extend their searches for weeks or months and depleting the supply of properties. Broward County had 4,440 homes for sale at the end of August, down 6 percent from a year ago.
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Palm Beach County home prices up 16 percent in August

Behrens, whose company manages about 140 rental units for landlords on the citys Southeast and near Northeast sides, said the four-person rule is hard to enforce, both for the city and landlords. I try to preach to the students, you can only have four unrelated persons living in one residence, Behrens said. They acknowledge it but what I find out as well is that they simply ignore it. Then there are the gray lines, as Behrens calls them.
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New Housing director dogged by past

Single family home starts, however, were up 7% from July and hit their highest level in six months, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Single family starts increased the most in the West, rising 17.5% from July. Many Western cities have especially tight supplies of homes for sale. Overall, housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000, still 19% above last year’s levels.
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August housing starts rise 0.9%

Housing starts

Hill said the city had tied his hands with a stacked deck, so he began to job hunt landing in Stark County. Now, they just want to smear me, Hill said. Griffin, the Jackson mayor, said HUD is looking into allegations contained in the internal report and takes them seriously. He declined further comment. Laura Feldman, a spokesman for HUD in Chicago, said shed be prohibited from confirming whether HUD was investigating the matter. The report, reportedly sent to HUDs field office in Detroit on Aug.
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