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Postwar Suburbia Facts
By 1950, the same assembly-line methods that had turned out an airplane every five minutes during World War II were being used to build almost four new houses per minute. In 1956, Time magazine cal...
"[The Interstate System] will never be finished because America will never be finished." "If a neighborhood is to retain stability, it is necessary that properties shall continue to be occupied by...
Total American population increase during the 1950s: 20% Percentage of Americans who owned homes in 1934: 44% ... in 1960: 62.1% ... in 2005: 68.9% The number of single-family houses constructed in...
National Association of Real Estate Boards National Security Council Document 68 Government Issue Homeowners' Loan Corporation Federal Housing Administration Federal Savings and Loan Insuranc...
foreclosure, foreclosures, foreclosed, foreclose The repossession of a home by the bank, caused by the homeowner's failure to make his or her mortgage payments. interest The cost of borrowing money...
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