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Home starts plunge 17% in February as cold weather and worker shortage drop builder confidence

Home starts plunge 17% in February as cold weather and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2015

With spring right around the corner, U.S. home builders are certainly looking forward to the warmer temperatures and the official ...

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 03, 2015

It’s a bummer when you are high up on a beam or roof and your tape measure falls to the ...

U.S. home starts fall 2 percent in January as builder confidence dips due to cold weather

U.S. home starts fall 2 percent in January as builder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2015

Following up a nice gain in December, housing starts in the U.S. fell 2 percent in January and builder confidence ...

Home starts fall 1.6% in November as builder confidence slips

Home starts fall 1.6% in November as builder confidence...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 16, 2014

The rate of construction on new single family homes fell in November and with it went the rate of all ...

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 ...

Is construction “dead in the water”? Greenspan comment highlights industry’s mixed feelings about recovery

Is construction “dead in the water”?...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 10, 2014

Despite many positives in the industry right now, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction's direction. According to ...

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 02, 2014

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some ...

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 ...

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. ...

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