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Home starts stumble 10% in June while single-family permits hit highest rate in 5 years

Home starts stumble 10% in June while single-family...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2013

In what's beginning to become a sustained pattern of ups and downs, the start of construction on new homes in ...

Home construction starts up 6.8% in May

Home construction starts up 6.8% in May

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2013

After a tumble of 14.8 percent in April, U.S. home construction starts rose 6.8 percent in May, according to new ...

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 ...

Home construction boosts full-size pickup truck resale value by 7%

Home construction boosts full-size pickup truck resale...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 16, 2013

The resale value of three-year-old full-size pickup trucks has increased 7 percent in the past year, according to a ...

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 ...

Housing starts jump 7% in March to highest level since before recession

Housing starts jump 7% in March to highest level since...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2013

The housing recovery boom marches on. Following a month of stagnation in February, housing starts jumped 7 percent in March ...

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel price drop negates lumber and plywood increases

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2013

According to the latest Producer Price Index from Associated General Contractors of America, the prices for construction materials were flat ...

Construction spending up 7.9 percent annually, home building at highest level in 4 years

Construction spending up 7.9 percent annually, home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2013

Thanks to a surge in home building, construction spending grew 1.2 percent in February, according to seasonally-adjusted data from the ...

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all aspects” of home building

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, labor shortages are hurting the housing and economic recoveries ...

All-American-made homes would provide economic boost, but are they feasible?

All-American-made homes would provide economic boost,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2013

Is it possible to build a home from 100 percent American materials? That's the question Anders and Jake Lewendal decided to ...

Builder confidence in housing market dips 1 point in February

Builder confidence in housing market dips 1 point in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 21, 2013

After stalling completely in January, builder confidence in new single-family homes was was virtually unchanged in February with a one-point ...

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