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How Housing Could Lead an Economic Rebound

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As news hit that the U.S. gross domestic product—a measurement of the production of goods and services—contracted 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports housing could be on the frontlines of …

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3 Expert Views on COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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Summertime in North America is traditionally a season of momentum for the home improvement industry. Construction crews take advantage of warm weather to build new homes and offices. Families spend more time outdoors, discovering small projects—a doorknob to replace, pavers …

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April Homebuilder Confidence Falls to Historic Low

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released new data outlining the effect COVID-19 has had on U.S. construction crews. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence fell 42 points in April to 30. Any …

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Residential Construction Struggles With Labor Shortage

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A new report from radio program Marketplace says homebuilders are continuing to struggle with a labor shortage that has stalled construction of new homes. Some 1.5 million homebuilding and remodeling jobs disappeared after the Great Recession, but the industry has …

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Homebuilder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since 1999

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U.S. homebuilder confidence reached its highest level since June 1999, according to new data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The latest reading of home builder confidence was 76 basis points in December. Anything …

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Understanding the Forces Influencing U.S. Homebuilding

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Home improvement stores are places of possibility. Every aisle, each shelf and all transactions your team earns bring individuals and families one step closer to living in the space of their dreams. Understanding the intersection of home improvement retail and …

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U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Rises

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about the economy and their trade, based on the latest Housing Market Index released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo. Overall, homebuilder confidence rose to 66 points in August, …

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