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Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder confidence rises to nearly 9-year high

Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2014

Another down month in August continued what has been a very up-and-down year for construction of new homes in the ...

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 27, 2014

A lot of contractors in the residential arena are steamed about the website Angie's List, where homeowners can rate ...

Rochester sees increase in female home builders as industry rebounds

Rochester sees increase in female home builders as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 28, 2014

Women are having a big impact on the housing market in Rochester, New York, and not in the traditional sense. ...

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision to December estimate

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Housing starts in the U.S. suffered a large fall in January, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. Housing starts ...

U.S. construction spending up 0.1% in December, homebuilding rises to highest point in 5 1/2 years

U.S. construction spending up 0.1% in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 03, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. rose slightly in December, with homebuilding reaching its highest point in 5 1/2 years, according ...

The top 13 construction industry stories and posts of 2013

The top 13 construction industry stories and posts of...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 29, 2013

To say 2013 was a big year for us here at Equipment World would be an understatement. We've seen our online ...

Housing starts soar 22.7% in November to nearly 6-year high

Housing starts soar 22.7% in November to nearly 6-year...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2013

Greatly defying expectations, U.S. housing starts soared in November to heights rarely seen since the housing collapse in 2006. Housing starts ...

Construction crew rescues live deer from basement of house it’s building

Construction crew rescues live deer from basement of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Construction crews find all kinds of things on, and often underneath, the jobsite. Suffice it to say, it's not often ...

Builder confidence reaches highest level since 2006

Builder confidence reaches highest level since 2006

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2013

For the first time since April 2006, more U.S. home builders say they view the market  as “good” rather than “poor." The ...

Home prices see biggest gains in 7 years

Home prices see biggest gains in 7 years

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2013

In May, home prices saw their biggest gains in 7 years, according to a report from the New York Times ...

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response to growing demand for new homes

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After 60,000 of Michigan's skilled home builders were put out of work during the recession, many left the state to ...

Housing starts tumble 16.5% in April, but surge in permits suggests continued recovery

Housing starts tumble 16.5% in April, but surge in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 16, 2013

The start of construction on homes fell drastically in April, one month after reaching a level of home starts the ...

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