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    Based on recorded housing starts in the Valley, the company took the No. 1 spot for a fourth consecutive year in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual homebuilders list, which began in 2011.

    Pulte, which is currently developing several new communities, boasted 845 housing starts in 2014, according to data collected by the Phoenix Business Journal.

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    Phoenix, one of a number of cities hit hard by the market meltdown several years ago, is now seeing an increase in return buyers.

    Tina Tamboer of The Cromford Report told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s That Real Estate Show we should expect to see more boomerang buyers return to the Phoenix market over the next few years as they get their credit in order.

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