Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



Features
October 01, 2000

Del Webb Corp., the nation’s largest builder of active adult communities last month rejected a takeover bid by J.F. Shea & Co. and minimized chances for two Shea executives to win board seats when the company’s shareholders convene on Nov. 2.

Features
September 20, 2000

In a startling revision to previously-published figures, the Commerce Department in late July released estimates showing that home improvement and repair rose between 1998 and 1999, after preliminary estimates had shown a substantial decline during the...

Features
September 20, 2000

July 2000 total housing starts were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized level of 1.512 million units, down 3.3% from the June total and 11.3% lower than during July of 1999.

Features
September 19, 2000

This month in our review of Web sites, we turn our attention to three significant sites: one covers the residential markets (the Meyers Group) and two cover the nonresidential side of things.

Features
September 19, 2000

Although the Federal Reserve Board has tried to slow the fastcharging U.S. economy by raising short-term interest rates by almost two percentage points over the past year, there's been little apparent loss of long-term growth momentum.

Features
September 07, 2000

Long gone have been the days of Ward, June, Wally and the Beav as the typical model of the all-American family.

Features
August 23, 2000

Texas A&M’s Real Estate Confidence Index, based on a survey of real estate professionals, shows marked decline.

Features
August 18, 2000

June 2000 total housing starts were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized level of 1.554 million units, down 2.6% from the May total and 0.5% lower than during June of 1999.

Features
July 13, 2000

The total number of residential permits issued nationwide during the first five months of this year was 2.2% less than in January-May of 1999.

Features
July 13, 2000

Among 1999's top ten areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction, only three - Atlanta, Chicago, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area - were able to build upon their totals through the first five months of this year.

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