Strongest Markets for Home Builders

The strongest markets to build and sell new homes are San Diego; Southern California; Texas's Rio Grande Valley; St. George, Utah; and Orlando, according to Houston-based Metrostudy. Analysis of about 80 markets found that most areas saw housing starts fall in the fourth quarter. Metrostudy's work is a complement to the U.S. Census's monthly housing starts numbers and vacancy survey.

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