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Navigating uncertainty: Legal options for manufacturers confronting tariffs (access required)

Pursuant to a series of Proclamations issued by President Trump, tariffs recently went into effect on all steel and aluminum articles imported into the United States from countries other than Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. Exemptions granted to Canada, ...

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Study: US home flipping increased to 11-year high in 2017 (access required)

Just over 200,000 U.S. single family homes and condos were bought and sold rapidly last year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. The property database’s Q4 and Year-End 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report showed that 207,088 U.S. single family homes and ...

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Survey shows more than half of homeowners plan improvements this year (access required)

More than half of homeowners are planning to spend money on home improvement projects in 2018, according to the fifth annual LightStream Home Improvement Survey. The national online lender said budgets for renovations are on the rise: among homeowners planning ...

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Costs rose, but new home construction showed modest growth in Q4 (access required)

New construction homes accounted for 16.4 percent of all single-family homes for sale in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from 14.2 a year earlier, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The median price of new single-family ...

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Home shoppers in Boise and beyond move outward from the suburbs (access required)

Forty-one straight months of inventory declines and housing price gains are prompting buyers to expand their home search beyond their immediate metro markets to under-the-radar secondary markets such as Boise, according to a new report by realtor.com, a leading online ...

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CMBS loan delinquencies plunge (access required)

The delinquency rate for U.S. real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities dropped for the eighth straight month in February. The CMBS loan delinquency rate fell to 4.51 percent, a decrease of 32 basis points from January, and the lowest ...

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National conference to focus on cities of the future

Participants from academia, architecture, planning, real estate and government are invited to gather in Portland for the inaugural Urbanism Next Conference at the Oregon Convention Center next month. Urbanism Next is a University of Oregon research initiative focused on understanding ...

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Survey: the nation’s largest banks are growing (access required)

Most of the nation’s biggest banks are growing, even though the largest is shrinking, based on a list of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and thrifts in the nation compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. S&P Global Market Intelligence assembled ...

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Report details the future of housing worldwide (access required)

Global market research company Ipsos has released its inaugural issue of “What the Future” (WTF), a quarterly research series. The report asks important, forward-facing questions about top consumer-spending categories including transportation, health care and food. The first WTF focuses on ...

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