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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 ...

Materials shortage pushes homebuilders even farther off the pace of demand

Materials shortage pushes homebuilders even farther off...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2013

In addition to the skilled labor shortage currently keeping the construction industry from meeting the increased housing demand it has ...

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 ...

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