The cover story of Time’s July 14 issue is a 39-page special report, “The Smarter Home.” Naturally, I had to read it.
Local HBAs tackle labor shortage; Architects see more amenities and size; CPWR snapshot of construction industry profiles an older workforce; Detroit joins the company of Turnaround Towns
Woodside Homes took its “act private, look public” mantra to the next level by closing a bond offering that netted more capital for the Salt Lake City, Utah-based company than did recent IPOs for some home builders.
NAHB endorses President Obama?s housing finance policy.
Following four consecutive months of improvement, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged in September with a reading of 58 on the Housing Market Index.
A shortage of buildable lots, especially in the most desirable locations, has emerged as one of the key factors holding back a more robust housing recovery, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 13.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000 units in July as higher mortgage rates prompted a temporary pause in buying activity.
The National Association of Home Builders says it's time to rethink the rate of return on energy efficiency.
Double-digit revenue growth for these home builders during the recovery started with pre-planning, re-examination, and retrenching during the recession.
Installation of these solar shingles would cost the homeowner an additional $10,000, though the price of the products is expected to fall.
The unemployment rate in the construction sector in May was the lowest it has been in five years, which could signal a coming worker shortage, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.