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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 ...

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with losses in nonresidential and government projects

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell 1.8% in June for the first drop in one year. Construction spending fell to $950 ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding hits highest pace in nearly 6 years

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2014

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest ...

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up slightly

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to ...

Housing starts fall 0.2% in February as builder confidence rises slightly

Housing starts fall 0.2% in February as builder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2014

Despite a large upward revision to January's number, housing starts fell slightly in February, according to preliminary data from the ...

Divergence of construction spending and employment could point to “fundamental change” in the industry

Divergence of construction spending and employment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2014

Recently, the folks at Business Insider put together a nicely done and comprehensive article on the skilled labor shortage affecting ...

U.S. construction spending up 0.1% in December, homebuilding rises to highest point in 5 1/2 years

U.S. construction spending up 0.1% in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 03, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. rose slightly in December, with homebuilding reaching its highest point in 5 1/2 years, according ...

Housing starts soar 22.7% in November to nearly 6-year high

Housing starts soar 22.7% in November to nearly 6-year...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2013

Greatly defying expectations, U.S. housing starts soared in November to heights rarely seen since the housing collapse in 2006. Housing starts ...

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 ...

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