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New Study Links Green Building Practices to Health

Green Building Practices

Green, or environmentally friendly building practices, aren’t just about the environment anymore; they’re about better health and more productive workers. A new study by Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment found that those working in offices with below ... Read More »

Home Builders and Designers Gather in Las Vegas

International Builders' Show

Home builders, designers and manufacturers all flocked to the Las Vegas Convention Center yesterday to kick off Design & Construction Week. Founding partners the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association are co-locating the International Builders’ Show® ... Read More »

Housing Starts Reach Seven-Year High

consumer confidence

The number of housing starts in the U.S. rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.2 million in November, or 16.5 percent growth above November 2014, for a seven-year high. Single-family production increased 7.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ... Read More »

They Would If They Could: Millennials on Homebuying

The majority of millennials are renters, not homeowners — but a new survey shows they would buy houses if they could. According to Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME), a quarterly consumer survey released by the National Association of Realtors for the ... Read More »

Home Depot Alters Focus for Changing Baby Boomer Habits

Home Depot

The baby boomer generation is shifting from planning DIY jobs to hiring professionals to do projects for them, and The Home Depot is taking note and shifting gears, as well. The big-box retailer is paying attention to its largest customer base, and at a ... Read More »

2015 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2015 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. It doesn’t take an Ivy League economist to explain what happens when consumers have more money in their pockets, their homes’ ... Read More »

Home Sales Decrease From September to October

October home sales declined since September, but remained higher than in October 2014. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions on single-family homes, town homes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in October from ... Read More »

Home Sales and Prices Increase in Q3

Both home sales and home prices were on the rise throughout the U.S. in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales, including for single-family houses and condominiums, increased 3.4 percent from the second quarter to the third ... Read More »