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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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