Homebuilding saw a pickup near the end of 2017 and is even expected to fuel the housing market in 2018 as it rises to a post-recession high. But which metros came out on top as having the most homebuilding activity in 2017? Trulia conducted a new study to find out.

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Northwood Investors has acquired 1180 Avenue of the Americas, a 22-story office building in New York City for $305 million, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The sales price for the 4-Star, 399,211-square foot building tabulates to about $764 per square foot. The property was previously held under a joint partnership of HNA Property Holding Group of China and MHP Real Estate Services, a Manhattan-based operator and advisor....

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In order to help low-income residents earn housing independence, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an award of $35 million. HUD claims the funding will help housing organizations hire or retain service coordinators who help residents find jobs, educational opportunities and help residents achieve economic and housing independence.

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Four Californians face a total of 194 charges for allegedly operating a mortgage fraud scheme that preyed on distressed minority borrowers who were seeking help with paying off their mortgages. According to the indictment, between 2012 and 2017, they used a fake insurance company called SafeCare, claiming to offer mortgage aid to primarily minority families for a low monthly fee.

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The U.S. isn’t the only nation that’s seen an increase in renters and decrease in homeownership over a period of five years from 2010 to 2015. In fact, one country even saw a switch from a homeowner dominated population to a renter population during that time period.

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Cell division is an intricately choreographed ballet of proteins and molecules that divide the cell. During mitosis, microtubule-organizing centers assemble the spindle fibers that separate the copying chromosomes of DNA. While scientists are familiar with MTOCs' existence and the role they play in cell division, their actual physical structure remains poorly understood. Researchers are now trying to decipher their molecular architecture.

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Global advertising and marketing firm Omnicom Media Group is expanding its presence at 195 Broadway, according to landlord L&L Holding, and has agreed to take an additional 205,514 square feet on the fourth through eighth floors. As part of the deal, Omnicom has also renewed its 82,006-square-foot space from which it currently operates on the 17th and 18th floors. The 15-year deal will bring the firm's total occupancy in the building up to 287...

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