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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 ...

Contractors skeptical of Tier 4 resale value, say lack of consistent work will continue driving equipment rentals

Contractors skeptical of Tier 4 resale value, say lack...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 28, 2014

Skepticism around Tier 4 equipment and a continued lack of consistent work will contribute to continued momentum in the rental ...

Building permits up in October, but government delays housing starts data for second month due to shutdown

Building permits up in October, but government delays...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 26, 2013

Though the Commerce Department won't release data on housing starts and completions until next month, it reports that building permits ...

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 ...

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 ...

Contractors, equipment dealers optimistic about construction activity, rental fleet  growth

Contractors, equipment dealers optimistic about...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2013

The latest round of the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Construction Optimism Quotient registered at a 106, indicating that contractors and ...

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 ...

Builder confidence in housing market stalls in January

Builder confidence in housing market stalls in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 17, 2013

After eight consecutive months of increase, rising to a six-year high in December, builder confidence for new single-family homes stalled ...

Is the construction industry recovering?

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Sep 07, 2010

Construction employment increased by 14,000 in April. But, at 554 million jobs, construction industry employment was 9 percent lower than ...

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