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Home starts fall 9.3% to 9-month low in June, but builder confidence is on the rise

Home starts fall 9.3% to 9-month low in June, but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2014

After gains in Spring jumpstarted what many hoped would be a high-activity construction season following a harsh winter, construction on ...

U.S. construction spending ticks up 0.1% in May despite dip in home building

U.S. construction spending ticks up 0.1% in May despite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. saw a slight increase in May and for the second straight month the gains are ...

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction and permits slow

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2014

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction ...

Home starts jump 13.2% in April as apartment construction soars

Home starts jump 13.2% in April as apartment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 16, 2014

The construction of new homes in the U.S. jumped 13.2 percent during April due to warmer temperatures and a huge ...

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top construction economists forecast growth in spending and jobs

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 17, 2014

The outlook from respected economists in the construction industry continues to be mixed as all the elements for growth are ...

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s end dropped due to 3 political uncertainties

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

Citing three different political situations it expects to cause continued shifting in construction markets, FMI has again revised downward its ...

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark since June 2009

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 03, 2013

Construction spending in the U.S. rose 0.6 percent in July despite more decreases in government spending, according to preliminary data ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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