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Shortage of Rough Carpenters Climbs to Record High

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 17, 2018 16 Comments
Shortage of Rough Carpenters Climbs to Record High

Widespread shortages continue to restrain the pace of construction, further driving up construction costs, which largely — for the moment — are being absorbed by the home buyer.

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More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

While the increasing cost of labor is resulting in higher home prices for buyers, a growing number of builders are also feeling the pinch.

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Flat Conditions for Some Housing Sectors, but Not All

Filed in Economics by on August 31, 2018 0 Comments
Flat Conditions for Some Housing Sectors, but Not All

Market demand remains healthy, with starts up more than 6% thus far in 2018 on a year-to-date basis. And this positive trend is expected to continue.

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Hispanic Builders to Talk Housing with Hill Leaders

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Hispanic Builders to Talk Housing with Hill Leaders

The National Hispanic Contractors Association will host two upcoming events as part of its 2018 Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. — and it’s offering NAHB members big discounts on registration.

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Key to Success for Remodeler’s Century-Old Company: Adapt

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on August 28, 2018 2 Comments
Key to Success for Remodeler’s Century-Old Company: Adapt

For many successful business owners, the largest source of motivation comes from the desire to not only maintain a family-run company, but to help it thrive. That’s the case for August’s NAHB Remodeler of the Month, Louis Krokover of Newday Development, Inc. in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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Turning Auto Dealerships Into Upscale Apartments

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on August 27, 2018 0 Comments
Turning Auto Dealerships Into Upscale Apartments

Until just a few years ago, a large building in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle housed BMW and Mercedes dealerships. But those automakers outgrew their surroundings and moved to a larger facility, leaving the site ripe for an award-winning redevelopment project. 

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NAHB Economists Forecast Challenges, Opportunities Ahead

Filed in Economics by on August 22, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Economists Forecast Challenges, Opportunities Ahead

The nation’s economy has enjoyed one of the longest stretches of continued GDP growth in history. But the level of economic acceleration might soon begin to ease.

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Most U.S. Homes Built Before the Reagan Administration

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on August 17, 2018 1 Comment
Most U.S. Homes Built Before the Reagan Administration

As the median age of Americans continues to rise, so too does the age of the nation’s housing stock. Census data reveal the median age of owner-occupied housing has increased to 37 years old.

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Remodeling Awards Give Businesses a Boost

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on August 16, 2018 0 Comments
Remodeling Awards Give Businesses a Boost

Earning an award isn’t just a feel-good moment for the honoree. It’s an opportunity for the recipient to enjoy a prolonged boost in business. Two former award winners can testify to that fact.

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Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

The New American Remodel 2019 will feature something truly unique for the International Builders’ Show — and especially for the desert region of Las Vegas — a lush, green, backyard orchard.

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