Housing Market - AP

The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help. And he would - if he could hire enough qualified people....

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    04/20/2024 - 1:14 am | View Link
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  • A hidden cost of homeownership is mounting — and approaching crisis levels
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    04/16/2024 - 1:01 pm | View Link
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