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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

Housing Affects First Quarter Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is built upon the production, distribution or trade and consumption of many different goods and services and

Top Ten Metros with Highest Owner-Occupied Housing Rates

The National Association of Home Builders’ American Community Survey (ACS) studies eight main housing statistics every year, including the share

APA Wood Explains Benefits of Energy Trusses in New Report

Energy codes for the building industry have evolved over the years, resulting in the demand for greater efficiency in homes.

Spending in the Construction Sector Holds Steady

Over the last few months, the building industry has faced setbacks, namely due to the intense winter weather that’s swept

Building Industry Professionals Expect Business to Grow in 2014

Houzz, the leading platform for remodeling and design, recently issued a survey to building industry professionals to gauge their expectations

Homebuyers Want Aging-In-Place Design Features

Builder Online recently cited data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows the number of Americans 65 and older is

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