Realtors like to say spring is the season for home buying. This spring, there’s mixed news about what’s available. The U.S. Commerce Department says new construction and permits for new construction are at their highest levels since 2008. And there appears to be competition for the houses already on the market. Realtor.com found the number of houses for sale in the U.S. was down almost 16 percent in February from a year ago.
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