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The Labor Department's construction materials composite price index showed no change between May and June, and has risen in only two of the past 15 months.
The total number of residential permits issued nationwide during the first six months of 2001 was 2.9% greater than over the first half of 2000, according to preliminary estimates coming out of...
Total housing starts during June of this year were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 1.658 million units — an exceptionally healthy level, given the current state of consumer confidence...
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) slipped a bit during July, following an encouraging two consecutive months of increase.
Seven of 2000's top ten areas (in terms of sheer volume of permitted new residential construction) were able to improve upon their year-earlier totals during the first six months of 2001.
Market conditions for remodeling held steady during the first two quarters of 2001, according to the Remodeling Market Index (RMI), a brand-new economic index released on July 25 by the NAHB...
Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains why the current downturn might not be so hard on home builders.
Total housing starts during April of this year were at a healthy level, given the current state of consumer confidence and anxiety concerning jobs and income.
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) rebounded during May, posting a 5.1% increase following declines in six of the previous seven months.
More permits were issued in the state of Florida than anywhere else in the country during the first third of this year, and volume was up 11.0% from the first four months of 2000.
Atlanta remains — by a margin of more than 44% over its nearest competitor so far this year — the nation's leading volume metro area for home building.
If these projects end up in a downturn during the near term, swallow your pride and follow the reality of life a few rungs down the ladder: Do some replacement and repair work.
Change. We all know it's coming. If only we knew what and when the changes would be before they happened, we would all be happy and successful.
On a dusty pull-down menu of my Web browser, I recently came across a link I had not viewed in a while -- an online portfolio of home builder stocks I had set up months ago.
The composite construction materials inflation measure has now fallen to a level 1.8% lower than where it stood in April 2000.