It turns out that the housing market works a lot like love. At least for some people.Take Christina Huang. She fell in love with a $969,000 house in Northern Virginia. She could picture raising a family.
For homebuilders, it hardly feels like an economic recovery.Nearly two years after the recession ended, the pace of construction is inching along at less than half the level considered healthy. Single-family-home building, the bulk of the market, has dropped 11 percent in that time.