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Homebuilder Pasquinelli files for bankruptcy

Pasquinelli Homebuilding LLC, the Burr Ridge-based homebuilder whose business started in Chicago’s south suburbs but expanded to seven other states, has filed documents with U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate the company. Get the full story »

M/I Homes optimistic about Chicago housing market

As earnings reports from homebuilders have dribbled out over the past few weeks, only one company gave a very specific and very positive shout-out to the Chicago market.

That company was M/I Homes Inc., the Columbus, Ohio-based builder that broke ground on its first suburban Chicago home less than three years ago and just finalized the purchase of its seventh local project, one designed to bring 146 town homes to Naperville.

Nationally, the inventory of new homes for sale dropped to 191,000 in December, the lowest number since 1968, according to the National Association of Home Builders. It dropped locally too, but at year’s end, there remained more than a year of available new homes on the market. Get the full story »

Sales of new homes top forecasts, still not robust

New home sales climbed 17.5 percent in December to the highest level in eight months, the government reported Wednesday.

Sales of newly built single-family homes rose to an annual rate of 329,000 units last month, from a revised 280,000 units the month before, the Commerce Department said. That was the highest level since April but still down 7.6 percent from 2009. Get the full story »

Midwest paces 6.6% gain in new home sales

Sales of new U.S. homes improved last month after the worst summer in nearly five decades, but not enough to lift the economy.

The Commerce Department says new home sales in September grew 6.6 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 307,000. Even with the increase, the past five months have been the worst for new home sales on records dating back to 1963. Get the full story »