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Toll announces new COO/president

Toll Brothers announced last week that Zvi Barzilay, 65, its chief operating officer and president, will be retiring effective December 31, 2011. He will be succeeded by Richard T. Hartman.

Windows & Doors

BuildFax index shows record September for remodeling

BuildFax data also identifies top project types

Economics

Audit: Federal Housing Administration might need a bailout

There is almost a 50 percent chance that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will need a taxpayer bailout, according to a government audit released today. 

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New white paper argues for appraisal system overhaul

The nation’s home appraisal system needs a serious overhaul, according to a white paper prepared by appraiser Joan Trice and members of the Collateral Risk Network.

Technology

NAHB updates its home value estimator

Economist Paul Emrath of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has updated a model he developed that estimates the value various features add to a home.

Data & Research

Home inventories hit four-year low

The number of homes listed for sale in September fell to the lowest level in more than four years, offering a mixed signal about the health of the U.S. housing market.

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Home ownership continues to drop among young people

The Wall Street Journal’s blog reported that were it not for the aging population, the drop in the nation’s home-ownership rate would have been even steeper during the last decade since rates continued to erode among young people.

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Best mid-sized cities for jobs

Forbes’ 2011 list of best mid-sized cities for jobs showed a much brighter outlook than 2010.

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Pending home sales down slightly in August, up from 2010

The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that pending home sales in August slipped but remained higher than a year ago, with a mixed regional performance. The Pending Home Sales Index, which is based on contract signings, declined 1.2 percent to 88.6 in August.

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Case-Shiller: home prices up for the fourth month in a row

The S&P’s Case-Shiller Home Price Indices data through July 2011, released Tuesday, showed a fourth consecutive month of increases for the 10- and 20-City Composites, with both up 0.9 percent in July over June.

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