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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 ...

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 ...

Permits, labor shortage cause delays as builders scramble to meet huge housing demand

Permits, labor shortage cause delays as builders...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

“I’ve also never seen a market turn so quickly.” That's what Kurt K. Colgan, a broker with Lyon Real Estate of ...

Following four-year high, U.S. housing starts drop 8.5% in January

Following four-year high, U.S. housing starts drop 8.5%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

After surging to a four-year high in December, much of the momentum in housing starts was lost in January though ...

U.S. home construction surges in December to highest mark since 2008

U.S. home construction surges in December to highest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 18, 2013

In December, builders began work on new homes at the fastest rate since the Summer of 2008, according to numbers ...

Housing starts dip in November, remain far ahead of 2011

Housing starts dip in November, remain far ahead of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 19, 2012

Privately-owned housing starts in the month of November were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 861,000, according to figures released ...

U.S. home starts rise to highest rate in 4 years

U.S. home starts rise to highest rate in 4 years

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2012

The housing recovery gained more momentum in October as construction began on the most homes and apartments since July 2008. According ...

New home construction returns to 2006 levels in Washington D.C.

New home construction returns to 2006 levels in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 25, 2012

Some extremely welcome news indicative of a growing national trend from the Washington Post which reports that new home construction has ...

Vermeer’s Third World building solution

Vermeer’s Third World building solution

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 18, 2012

Most of the people on the planet can't afford a stick framed, 2,500 square foot home like so many of ...

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