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Houston Hits Housing Hurdle


Builders Are Doing Brisk Business, but Land Ready for Construction Is Limited HOUSTON—Like much of the rest of Texas, this city skipped the housing bubble and the subsequent bust. Home prices rose steadily throughout the 2000s here while they skyrocketed…

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Minorities aren’t gaining in housing rebound


The housing bust wrecked the finances of a lot of families, but it hit minorities especially hard. And now, those minority families are missing out on the housing recovery. Hispanic households on average lost nearly half of their home equity…

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Same-sex couples, real estate and the law

same-sex marriage housing laws

Same-sex couples often jump through legal hoops when dealing with their joint  finances — and owning real estate is no exception. Now that the Supreme Court  has struck down the law that defines marriage as the legal union between a…

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