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Manufacturing growth slows despite increase in construction spending

Manufacturing growth slows despite increase in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

The majority of financial analysts expected growth in the manufacturing sector to accelerate in March thanks to the boom in ...

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 ...

Why isn’t construction hiring booming like housing? Hoarding.

Why isn’t construction hiring booming like...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 21, 2013

Citing a phenomenon that might not make much sense to those outside of the industry, Neil Irwin took to the ...

Housing starts stall in February

Housing starts stall in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 20, 2013

After a big dip in January, housing starts basically stalled in February, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce ...

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 ...

Big construction employment gains indicate rising contractor confidence

Big construction employment gains indicate rising...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2013

On Friday the latest round of figures from the U.S. Labor Department showed that the construction industry enjoyed its highest monthly ...

New home sales surge 16% to nearly 3-year high

New home sales surge 16% to nearly 3-year high

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2013

New home sales made a huge leap in January, rising nearly 16 percent from December 2012, according to data from ...

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 ...

Obama stresses importance of construction, infrastructure, skilled labor in State of the Union

Obama stresses importance of construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama stressed the great importance of construction, housing, infrastructure, ...

Home sales rise to best in 5 years

Home sales rise to best in 5 years

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 05, 2013

Despite falling below November’s pace, December sales of previously-owned homes were up 12.8 percent year-over-year, CNN Money reported. Full-year sales increased ...

NAHB: Multifamily housing will remain strong in 2013

NAHB: Multifamily housing will remain strong in 2013

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 23, 2013

During a panel at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, experts from the National Association of Home Builders said ...

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