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Construction Sector Continues to Rebound with More Open, Unfilled Jobs

The National Association of Home Builders has reported recently on the rebounding housing industry, as well as the economy as

Home Sales Spike After Slow Q1

The first quarter of 2014 was a slow one for the housing market, due mainly to harsh weather and rising

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

Realtors Expect Growth in Home Prices Over the Next Year

A recent Housing Wire article cited results from the May 2014 Realtors Confidence Index showing that members of the National

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

Housing Industry Sees Significant Jump

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) cited recent data that showed May 2014 posted the

Builder Confidence Is Still Rising

The National Association of Home Builders’ most recent NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index increased four points, up to 49. The

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

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

More Homes Equals More Jobs

As the weather gets warmer and home building season takes off, more single-family and multifamily homes are being built in

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

Housing Industry Begins Post Winter Climb

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing industry

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

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