Category Archives: Multifamily

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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

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

New Home Sales Still Solid After Rough Winter

As the harsh winter weather carried into the early months of 2014, new home sales held steady compared to previous

Construction Sector Sees Second Highest Level of Open Jobs Since 2007

As the housing industry prepares for the first big push in the building season, the number of open, unfilled construction

Builder Confidence Levels Holding Steady

As the housing market continues to bounce back, builders’ confidence in the recovery remains steady, and has for the past

Top Ten American Metros With Highest Homeownership Rates

The National Association of Home Builders recently organized a study based off the 2012 American Community Survey to show which

2014 Housing Recovery Expected to Vary Across Markets

The national housing market continues to reach normal levels of activity and is expected to expand even more in 2014. However,

Housing Industry to Play Key Role in 2014

The U.S. economy has kicked off 2014 on a high note according to a recent article from Bloomberg Personal Finance.

Housing in 2013

Before you can look forward to the future, it’s important to first take a look back and assess the year

Home Building Hits the One Million Mark

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released their November housing starts and permits

America’s Top Ten Most Recovered Housing Markets

As the housing market continues its recovery, the rate at which that recovery is reaching the local level varies geographically.

Motivations to Move

Between 2012 and 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau found that approximately 35.9 million people moved in this country. The National

Trade Contractors Rejoining the Market Slowly

Over 1.5 million trade contractors left the housing market between 2006 and 2011 due to lack of work. Recent market

Builders Are Still Confident Despite Economic Setbacks

A spike in mortgage rates earlier this year and a partial government shutdown in October took its toll on the

Homebuilders To Keep Going Strong Through The Next Year

Home buying may have seen a market slowdown recently, but homebuilders will continue to see growth through the next year,

Builder Confidence Continues to Increase for the 55+ Housing Market

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released their third quarter 2013 55+ Housing Market Index. The reading showed

Case Study: LP® FlameBlock® Helps Chicago Architecture Firm Meet Code Requirements In Multi-Family Units

One of Chicago’s leading residential and commercial design firms, FitzGerald Associates Architects is committed to creating architecture that works and

Case Study: LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing Provides Fire Resistance, Helps Withstand Weather

Chesapeake, Virginia Project Summary For more than 40 years, The Dragas Companies has been building condominium communities targeted toward first-time

Single-Family Housing Starts Show Broad National Improvement

The National Association of Home Builders released a new report that shows single-family housing starts have increased across all four

Housing Market Improvement Reaches Record High

According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), nearly 300 housing markets in the U.S.

Registration for the 2014 International Builders’ Show is Now Open

The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week,

Consumers Are Confident in The Housing Rebound

Is the housing recovery real? That’s the question that has been top of mind for so many in the industry,

Infographic | OSB: How It’s Made

Click to View. LP Building Products pioneered oriented strand technology more than 35 years ago. The product is made by

2012 Americans Movers Sought to Upgrade Housing

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) for 2012 showed that 35.3 million people moved within the country, an

Architecture Sector Is Seeing Growth Nationally

The housing market is in an upward swing across the building industry, including the architecture and design sectors, with every

Housing Starts Are Up Nationwide

As the housing market continues to recover, housing starts across the country are rising in both the single and multi-family

Case Study: Schauman Construction Company Uses OSB Sub-Flooring to Weather Harsh Michigan Winters

Schauman Construction Company is a family owned and operated business now under its third generation of family leadership, according to the

Treated LSL Helps to Eliminate Shrinkage in Tall Wood-Framed Construction

LP Building Products has announced the launch of its new LP® SolidGuard™ LSL, adding protection against termite damage and fungal

The Supply Question

Recent months have brought significant improvements to all segments of the housing industry. Spending for residential remodeling rose 10.8 percent

King of the Sill

As the industry embraces wood framing in taller multifamily structures, builders and designers alike need to understand the science behind

Fourth Quarter Indices Indicate Apartment and Condominium Markets Continue to Improve

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased two points to a level of 54, signifying the fourth straight quarter with a

Multifamily Industry to Remain Strong through 2013

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) forecasts 299,000 multifamily housing starts for 2013, a 22 percent improvement over the previous

IBS Housing and Economic Outlook: Economists Optimistic for 2013

With 949,000 forecasted housing starts for 2013, the National Association of Homebuilders chief economist David Crowe is moderately optimistic about

Infographic | Shrinkage: Less is More

Click to view full image. Wood-framed buildings are going higher, with more builders considering wood for four, five and even

Case Study: FRCC OSB Sheathing Provides Burn-Through Fire Resistance, Withstands Weather

For many first time homebuyers seeking both beauty and community, condominiums are often the house of choice. With over 40 years

Wood Buildings, Skyscrapers of the Future?

As builders in Europe and Australia have begun constructing tall wood buildings, a number of Canadian architects are hoping to

Hanley Wood Polls Show Optimism in Construction and Design Sectors

A recent poll by Hanley Wood of nearly 3,000 builders, architects, remodelers and distributors suggests the return of optimism as 

LSL for Whole-House Framing (AIA Course Offerings)

When it comes to straightness and strength, laminated strand lumber (LSL) many advantages over traditional lumber for a variety of

Rising Home Prices Drive Housing Recovery

The past few months have been filled with hopeful reports of a housing recovery. Rising home prices are among the

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