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Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip

Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip - Year-over-year gains in Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership demonstrate that the housing recovery continues to move forward on firm footing despite a drop in housing sentiment during the fall, according to Fannie Mae’s December National Housing Survey results. Forty-nine percent of consumers surveyed believe home prices will go up over the next 12 months, compared to [...] [Daily Real Estate News]

As Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes

Construction of "wee" small houses is gaining in popularityAs Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes - (MCT)—At first glance, the pint-sized cypress-wood cabin Emily Faulconer is building looks like a hand-hewn, portable home for hobbits. Just 200 square feet, Faulconer’s future wee home in Osteen, Fla., is set atop a special trailer that she plans to eventually make her permanent home. It will include bare-bones amenities such as a mini-kitchen and [...] [Daily Real Estate News]