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Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2014

It would appear that despite a couple of rough months, homebuilder confidence in the U.S. housing market was not misplaced. Following ...

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. ...

Home starts fall 9.3% to 9-month low in June, but builder confidence is on the rise

Home starts fall 9.3% to 9-month low in June, but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2014

After gains in Spring jumpstarted what many hoped would be a high-activity construction season following a harsh winter, construction on ...

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2014

Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction and permits slow

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2014

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction ...

Homebuilding declines but construction spending up 0.1% in February

Homebuilding declines but construction spending up 0.1%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. ticked up 0.1 percent in February despite a decline in homebuilding, according to preliminary data ...

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

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 ...

Housing starts fall 10% in December, capping off best year since 2007

Housing starts fall 10% in December, capping off best...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 17, 2014

Following the largest monthly gain in 24 years in November, housing starts fell back to earth in December. Housing starts were ...

Building permits up in October, but government delays housing starts data for second month due to shutdown

Building permits up in October, but government delays...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 26, 2013

Though the Commerce Department won't release data on housing starts and completions until next month, it reports that building permits ...

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 ...

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government spending falls to lowest level since 2006

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

Snapping two consecutive months of increases, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in June to $884 billion due to larger ...

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