The fair-housing group accuses the bank of discriminatory maintenance and marketing practices for 621 properties in 18 metro areas across the U.S. The allegations follow the housing groups investigation into the status of the banks real estate owned, or foreclosed, properties in minority and white neighborhoods. Bank of America has denied the accusations.
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Housing starts up in August, single-family construction strong
Multi-family starts view decreased, but single family starts were the highest since February. Multi-family starts were 252,000 in Augusta considerable increase from the 278,000 pace in July. Single-family starts increased from 587,000 to 628,000. Single-family starts have been much more stable than multi-family starts and have shown a steady rise.
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