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Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark since June 2009

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 03, 2013

Construction spending in the U.S. rose 0.6 percent in July despite more decreases in government spending, according to preliminary data ...

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and builder confidence soar

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 16, 2013

We'll say this for the current home construction recovery: it doesn't stay down for long. Following a 10-percent drop in June, ...

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 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 ...

Sioux Falls women finding work they love in construction industry

Sioux Falls women finding work they love in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2013

After seeing the results of a Pew Research survey saying 40 percent of U.S. moms are now the breadwinners in ...

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 ...

U.S new-home sales rise; home prices jump to highest level in 7 years

U.S new-home sales rise; home prices jump to highest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2013

The number of new homes sold in April rose 2.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 454,000, the highest ...

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 ...

Construction economists: spending on slow upward march, housing has long way to go

Construction economists: spending on slow upward march,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 10, 2013

There are several pluses and minuses in today’s construction spending front, although the overall picture is trending upwards, agreed three ...

U.S. rental construction, lack of first-time home buyers a sign of “inferior housing recovery”?

U.S. rental construction, lack of first-time home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2013

Despite recent dips in construction spending and employment, the mood in the industry is, well, better. Better than it was ...

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