The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Industry Data & Research
Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.
The total number of residential permits issued nationwide during the first quarter of this year was a slight 1.4% lower than in January-March of 1999.
Nineteen-ninety-nine’s top two areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction - Atlanta and Phoenix - have moved in opposite directions during the early months of the new year.
The nation’s unprecedented nine-year period of economic expansion has been good to a lot of industries, the housing industry included.
American builders and their customers have shouldered the burden of cost increases resulting from a trade pact called the Softwood Lumber Agreement.
The top two areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction - Atlanta and Phoenix - in 1999 got off to dramatically different starts during the first month of the new year.
The Labor Department’s construction materials composite price index rose by 0.5% between December 1999 and January of this year.
Every child born in the U.S. this year inherits a very unwelcome legacy from their Uncle Sam - a debt of almost $14,000.
Nineteen-ninety-nine’s top two areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction were Atlanta and Phoenix.
Contrary to the national findings, New York City experienced a large increase in first-time buyer market share, to 56.9% versus the national average of 44.7%.
The Conference Board’s composite Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) fell slightly in February from its record-high set during the first month of the new year.