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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 ...

Automakers prepare for truck war as housing and construction industries recover

Automakers prepare for truck war as housing and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2013

As the housing and construction industry recoveries slowly build momentum, NPR reports automakers are preparing for an all-out truck war ...

Repurposed drain pipe makes the ultimate man cave

Repurposed drain pipe makes the ultimate man cave

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 05, 2013

I doubt many of you order more concrete drain pipe than you need, but if you do here's a great ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Construction spending up 7.8 percent annually in December

Construction spending up 7.8 percent annually in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 01, 2013

Construction spending increased by 7.8 percent in the year between December 2011 and December 2012, to a three-year high of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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