Category Archives: Single-Family

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Home Buying Habits of Millennials

New research from the National Association of Home Builders points to the home buying habits of millennials, the children of

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

MetroStudy 2015 Projections Show Builders Need More Land

In a recent article, Builder Magazine cited data from Metrostudy, the leading provider of research and analysis on residential real

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

Home Prices See Gains Once Again

New data from the latest Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Case-Shiller’s House Price Index – National showed gains of 5.6

New Home Sales Went Up in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released stats showing new homes sales increased

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.

Case Study: Essex Home Improvements Uses LP® SmartSide® Siding to Provide Superior Aesthetics, Ease of Installation

A New Jersey–based family owned and operated business, Essex Home Improvements provides general contracting services with a specialization in exterior

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 Construction Is Back Up

Construction housing starts rebounded to a yearly rate of 1.093 million in July, a 15.7 percent increase over a dip

Confidence Continues to Grow Among the Builder Set

The latest NAHB/ Wells Fargo Housing Index increased by two points in August, coming out at 55, inching closer to

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

Employment in Construction Sector Up Since 2011

The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows open, unfilled jobs in

David Weekley Homes Names LP ‘Partner of Choice’

LP Building Products was recently awarded the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award for 2014 from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s

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

55+ Housing Market is Seeing Increases in Builder Confidence

Builder’s confidence levels in the housing market are taken very seriously among industry professionals, and for good reason. When this

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 Introduces LP SolidStart Simply Better Stud to Timber Market in the United Kingdom

This summer, LP Building Products expanded the LP® SolidStart® family and launched the new LP® SolidStart® Simply Better™ Stud in

Remodelers’ Confidence in the Market Went Up in Q2

As builders’ confidence in the current state of the housing market continues to rise (see our previous blog post on

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

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