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Rodrigo SermeÃ±o covers financial services, housing, small business, and franchising industries for The Kiplinger Letter. He previously covered Congress for PJ Media. Before switching to journalism, he worked for several think tanks and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., including the New America Foundation, the Streit Council, and the Arca Foundation. Rodrigo graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in international affairs. He also holds a master's in public policy from George Mason University's School of Public Policy.
Kiplinger's latest forecast on housing starts and home sales
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Firms in the housing and tourism sectors can prosper as home sales surge and low gas prices encourage more travel.
The housing market picked up last year in many areas of the U.S. Look for it to grow as well or better this year.
First-time home buyers will be a big driver of this market's recovery.
An improving economy and attractive home features will draw first-time and move-up buyers.
Many firms with fewer than 50 workers have plans to expand, venture into new markets and add to payrolls.