Vacancy rate for U.S. housing falls to pre-bust levels

By The Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 22:51 EDT
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A "sale pending" sign is posted in front of a home in San Rafael, California in November 2011. Sales of previously owned homes in the United States surged five percent in December from November, industry data showed Friday, in a report that pointed to recovery in the housing market. (AFP Photo/Justin Sullivan)
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Fewer boarded-up homes: Vacancy rate for US housing falls to pre-bust levels

Across America fewer homes are boarded up. And fewer people are “doubled up,” sharing a tight apartment with friends or parents. According to the Census Bureau, vacancy rates for residential housing in the United States have fallen to levels last seen before the peak of the housing boom in 2006…

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