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Housing starts up 0.9% as decreases in apartment starts, permits detract from single-family performance

Housing starts up 0.9% as decreases in apartment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2013

Following a few months of ups and downs, U.S. construction starts on new homes are showing signs of stabilizing a ...

Rising materials costs, labor shortage, financing woes preventing apartment builders from meeting demand

Rising materials costs, labor shortage, financing woes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2013

As we reported last Friday, construction on new homes was up 6 percent in July largely thanks to a 26-percent ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Construction spending up 0.4% in April despite another dip in government spending

Construction spending up 0.4% in April despite another...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Spending on construction projects in the United States rose 0.4 percent in April, continuing a volatile trend in 2013 of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Builder confidence up on strengthening housing market, but majority rate still rate it “fair” or “poor”

Builder confidence up on strengthening housing market,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2013

Though the reading is not at a point where more home builders view the current market for newly-built, single-family as ...

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 ...

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