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Ways to Boost Lumber Sales This Spring

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New home sales have reached a post-recession high, according to newly released data from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The data says sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent ... Read More »

Millennials More Likely to Live With Parents vs. Romantic Partners

For the first time in 130 years, young adults under age 35 aren’t getting married or setting up households with romantic partners as often as they’re living with their parents. A new Pew Research Center analysis of census data shows that millennials aren’t settling ... Read More »

Professional Skills Gap Hurts Housing Market

The housing market has been recovering, but the reason for the increase in the price of homes isn’t all good news. A growing shortage of homebuilders and home improvement professionals due to a major skills gap is delaying building projects, ... Read More »

What First-Time Homebuyers Want

First-time homebuyers may be waiting to buy houses, but that’s because they’re thinking long term, according to new research from Bank of America. The majority of new buyers are thinking about the future and wanting to skip small starter homes, looking at their ... Read More »

Trends in Green Building

Contractors are continuing to integrate greener and more sustainable building materials and products into their building projects, striving to meet consumers’ demand for highly efficient, healthy homes. The data provided below comes from Green and Healthier Homes, a report by ... Read More »

More and More Millennials Are Heading to Suburbia

In the past few years, we’ve seen millennials who, after graduating from college, have chosen to live downtown or in an urban area (usually renting an apartment in the neighborhood of their choice). There’s plenty of nightlife and other activities ... Read More »

Sales Continue to Rise for Home Depot and Lowe’s

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Last week, big box retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s both announced their fourth-quarter revenues with sales growth that suggests consumers are increasingly spending money on home improvement purchases. Read the following articles for more details on the companies’ financial performance: Home Depot’s ... Read More »

Existing-Home Sales Increase in January

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In January, existing-home sales increased to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase since last April, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The West was the only ... Read More »