Indianapolis, Ind., maintains its strong grip on the title of most affordable major U.S. housing market in the third quarter of 2006
NAHB President points out that builders have been reacting appropriately to bring supply and demand back into balance following a period where sales were falling, cancellations were rising and inventories were growing.
The recent decline in U.S. housing starts has reversed the relationship between the supply of and demand for structural wood panels and other engineered wood products, yielding extremely good bargains for those products compared to the recent past.
Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced a companion guide to the AF&PA Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) to help builders and building officials with the rebuilding effort in the Gulf Coast region.
A comprehensive study that examines the effects of common remodeling projects in homes with lead paint has been recently completed by the NAHB. See the results of the study, as well as a list of EPA recommendations for lead dust control.
Builders and municipalities seek solutions to thwart theft. Here's a round-up of recent incidents.