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Oct. home-start surge largest amount in 34 years
Home construction - which also includes multifamily housing - rose to its highest level in nine years following a Sept. surge in the number of building permits. Read more
Average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.94%
Unexpected presidential results pushed rates noticeably higher this week, but experts are divided on what happens next, with 50% thinking they'll soon drop a bit. Separately, the Fed seems ready to raise short-term interest rates next month. Read more
Real estate Q&A: HOA can't ban firearms in homes
In general, an HOA board cannot ban firearms in private homes - but the issue gets a bit murkier for guns in common areas. Read more.
1 in 4 Fla. owners with mortgage 'equity rich'
ATTOM: 23.2% of Fla. homeowners have a loan-to-value ratio 50% or lower, but 16% are still seriously underwater with a loan worth at least 125% of current value. Read more.
SBA approves over $24M in Fla. disaster loans
The deadline to file a SBA disaster loan application for businesses' and residents' physical damage caused by Hurricane Matthew is Dec. 16, 2016. Read more
Buyers: Does the marble test really work?
Should buyers reject a listing simply because a marble rolls on an uneven floor? Probably not - but a level that finds more than a 1/4-inch tilt might be worthy. Read more