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November Employment Numbers Exceeded Expectations

The National Association of Home Builders recently cited data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which showed that payroll


Home Construction Spending Is Up

The National Association of Home Builders recently analyzed total spending in the private residential construction sector based on Census data


Confidence Still Rising

The National Association of Home Builders released a report recently looking at the sales of new single-family homes. In October,


Average Size of Single-Family Homes Levels Off

As the market continues to recover, the average size of new single-family homes is leveling off, according to a recent


Builder Confidence Rises in Fourth Quarter

The fourth quarter of 2014 has seen an increase in builder confidence, according to a new report from the National


October Saw Modest Job Growth

As 2014 draws to a close, the economy continues to produce jobs at a steady rate, according to a new


Housing Market Gradually Making Its Way Back to Normal

The National Association of Home Builders recently released its latest NAHB/ First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), which showed both


September Saw Increase in Single-Family Construction Spending

Spending in the single-family construction sector saw an increase of 1.1 percent in September, according to a recent report from


Third Quarter GDP Growth Means Continued Momentum for Housing

The National Association of Home Builders recently released a report based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)


Home Sales Holding Steady As Builder Confidence Adjusts

The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) may have fallen five points in October to 54, according to a


Remodeling Sector Saw Return to All-Time High Activity in Q3

According to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) increased by one


WoodWorks’ National Symposium Will Serve as a Kickoff for Building Competition

WoodWorks — Wood Products Council will host a National Symposium, ‘Toward Taller Wood Buildings’ in Chicago on November 6 and


Rise in Employment Means Good Things for Housing

As the economy shifts from summer to fall, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) points to good


Breakdown of Custom Home Market Share Across U.S.

New data from the National Association of Home Builders shows substantial differences across the nation’s regions in the share of


September’s Home Sales Data Reflects Continued Recovery

Housing economist Tom Lawler recently spoke to Calculated Risk, an industry respected finance and economics blog, where he cited September


Construction Employment Up From One Year Ago

July 2014 saw a spike in construction sector hiring, which led to a decreased number of open jobs in August.


Improving Jobs Market Could Benefit Housing Recovery

For the first time since 2008, the unemployment rate in the United States fell below six percent, according to a


Homeowners Continue to Look for Aging-In-Place Design Solutions

Today’s homeowners are more educated than ever and they consciously look to make the most sound purchasing decisions for not


WoodWorks to Host National Forum on the Transition Toward Taller Wood Buildings

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, will host a national symposium, Toward Taller Wood Buildings, in Chicago, Illinois


Builders’ Sentiment at Highest Level Since 2005

The September NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, issued by the National Association of Home Builders, showed that builders’ sentiment increased


Architecture Activity Opens Strong in Q3

U.S. architecture firms all around the United States had three consecutive months of gains in billings as of July 2014.


Latest Economic Well-Being Report Released

The Federal Reserve Board recently released its latest report detailing the current economic well being of U.S. Households, according to


Will Fall 2014 See A Sustained Housing Rebound?

In the housing industry, fall is usually the time of year when home sales begin to drop off, but after


Architect Michael Green Explains the Benefits of Building With Wood

Well-respected architect Michael Green, founder of Michael Green Architecture located in Vancouver, BC and New York, is internationally recognized for


Housing Affordability Almost Back to Normal

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders shows housing affordability is almost back to normal, approaching pre-2004


LP SolidGuard LSL Rated Among Top Structural Lumber Products

As most homebuilders in the industry know, the structural components of a home are among the most important elements. Digital


Spending in the Residential Construction Sector Is Up Year-Over-Year

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders cited Census data that showed despite two monthly declines in


LP OSB ZB Family of Products Provides Structural Roof, Floor and Wall Solutions Engineered for Hawaii

Earlier this year, LP Building Products, the No. 1 OSB producer and leader in strand technology, introduced a line of


July Sees Spike in Builder Confidence

The market for newly-built, single-family homes is seeing growth and builders are taking notice. In fact, builder confidence surpassed a


Future of Housing Looks to Minorities, Millennials and Baby Boomers

Following the rough winter most of the country experienced early this year, coupled with higher mortgage rates, the housing industry


WoodWorks Accepting Nominations for 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks announced last week that it is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The national award


Residential Construction Spending Up From Last Year

According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending in the residential category increased by 7.5 percent


New Home Sales Reach Highest Pace Since 2008

According to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), new single-family homes reached the highest rate


Cool Down With LP® TechShield® This Summer

The official start of summer is right around the corner, and as things are heating up, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier


LP® TechShield® Brand Joins Southern Living Custom Builder Program

LP Building Products’ LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing brand recently joined the Southern Living Custom Builder Program as a 2014


Slow and Steady Wins the Race for Housing Comeback

The National Association of Home Builders and First American Title’s Leading Market Index (LMI) showed no increase in U.S. market


Spending in Multifamily Sector Growing Strong

According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, total spending in the private residential construction sector rose to a seasonally adjusted


LP Mills Win 2013 APA Safety and Health Awards

The 2013 winners of the APA Safety and Health Awards were recently announced and LP Building Products made the list.


Housing Starts and Permits Top One Million

For the first time since last year, housing starts reached over one million for May, according to a new report


Housing Markets Still Moving Forward

As the building industry is working hard to overcome the effects of a harsh winter, housing markets are still moving

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