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Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to navigate worst recovery in modern history

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

In this era of partisan news both sides will spin any facts any way to make their side look better. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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