Fit & Finish

March 2015
Builder: The Magazine of the National Association of Home Builde;Mar2015, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p88
Statistics are presented on issues related to the U.S. housing market as of March 2015 including percentage of U.S. homeownership rate during the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, percentage of contracting firms that plan to expand payrolls in 2015 according to the Associated General Contractors of America, and the average interest rate on all mortgage loans in December 2014 according to the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency.


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