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Townhouse starts totalled 94,000 over the last year ending in June, a 5 percent drop from the previous four quarters. Also, there were 25,000 townhouse starts in the second quarter this year, down 14 percent from Q2 2016.

NAHB notes that townhouse construction starts have slowed relative to the rest of the building market. The market share of new townhouses is 11.7 percent of all single-family starts, a number that has fluctuated since reaching a peak of 14.6 percent in 2008.

Townhouse starts totalled 94,000 over the last year ending in June, a 5 percent drop from the previous four quarters. Also, there were 25,000 townhouse starts in the second quarter this year, down 14 percent from Q2 2016.

NAHB notes that townhouse construction starts have slowed relative to the rest of the building market. The market share of new townhouses is 11.7 percent of all single-family starts, a number that has fluctuated since reaching a peak of 14.6 percent in 2008.

Townhouse starts totalled 94,000 over the last year ending in June, a 5 percent drop from the previous four quarters. Also, there were 25,000 townhouse starts in the second quarter this year, down 14 percent from Q2 2016.

NAHB notes that townhouse construction starts have slowed relative to the rest of the building market. The market share of new townhouses is 11.7 percent of all single-family starts, a number that has fluctuated since reaching a peak of 14.6 percent in 2008.

Though they are iconic, historic, and, above all, beautiful, homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright don’t sell themselves.

The New York Times spoke with brokers and owners tasked with selling these homes. Among the key challenges is convincing buyers to spend millions of dollars on a home with small bedrooms and kitchens, cement floors, no garages, and no air conditioning. Plus, it’s hard work to sort out serious buyers from people who may just want a rare in-person look at a Wright home.

Though they are iconic, historic, and, above all, beautiful, homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright don’t sell themselves.

The New York Times spoke with brokers and owners tasked with selling these homes. Among the key challenges is convincing buyers to spend millions of dollars on a home with small bedrooms and kitchens, cement floors, no garages, and no air conditioning. Plus, it’s hard work to sort out serious buyers from people who may just want a rare in-person look at a Wright home.

      
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Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasyCHICAGO (AP) — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men.


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'He has inside information': Christian university president defends Trump's Charlottesville response by claiming there may have been 'historical purists'Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., a longtime ally of President Donald Trump...


      
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