By Clare Trapasso | realtor.com
Buying a home typically isn’t a stress-free, relaxing process. Buyers need to muster up a down payment, secure financing, and fill out mountains of paperwork—as well as have their offers accepted. And of course, they need to find the home of their dreams in the first place. But that last part may get a little easier soon.
Builders secured more permits, about 1.26 million, in March, to put up those sorely needed, brand-new abodes, according to the seasonally adjusted numbers in the latest residential sales report jointly released by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Permits are a strong indication of how many new homes will go up over the next few months.