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Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.
Falling new-home sales kept permits and starts near the low point for this building cycle despite better home-buying conditions.
With HUD-code housing in a decade-long funk, manufacturers are gearing up to partner with traditional home builders by producing modules that are assembled on-site.
Builders in last year's Giant 400 hit profit benchmarks that may last.
In many ways, the current housing market slowdown is similar to what happened between 1990 and 1992, although that one had a national economic recession to deepen it. We've avoided that this time — so far.
Margot Crabtree reports on the declining housing market, fluctuating Product Manufacturers Index and the potential economic fallout -- inflation.
A mix of rising interest rates and house prices typically favor the rental housing market. Read how things could be different this time around.
The latest data the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD released shows the inventory of completed but unsold new houses on the market reached 128,000 in March — the highest level ever recorded since 1973.
This month, we feature two markets that have strong job growth and excellent affordability: Austin and Salt Lake. Both markets are experiencing job growth in almost every sector of the economy (see chart included) and both markets have experienced very little price appreciation this decade.
As the 2005 tax season wraps up, keep in mind next year's new tax credit for new homes qualifying as energy efficient. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), signed by President Bush in August 2005, outlines new Federal tax credits for consumers and businesses pursuing energy efficient usage. Home builders can claim EPACT tax credits up to $2,000 for the construction of a qualified new energy-efficient home.