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Mixed signals keep housing market in check

For real estate agents, February was a relatively good month. For homebuilders, it was disappointing. Consumers were happy to find extra money in their paychecks as the new tax laws took effect. Prospective homebuyers were concerned about impending mortgage rate hikes...

source: By Michael J. Berens
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Residential construction professionals are constantly reminded of the weather and its effects on their projects. Recent storms and flooding in Pennsylvania remind us that emergency situations can occur anywhere, and thorough preparation is vital to keep worksites safe and...

source: PBA

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of jobs in 2016 required some level of outdoor work — and this number has only continued to grow across many industries including construction, leisure and hospitality,...

source: For Construction Pros

Contractor differentiation is becoming increasingly important for long-term survival in construction markets that are flush with competition. The difference in getting the work, or being invited to bid, often hinges on a contractor's ability to stand out from the crowd....

source: Jobsite

Baby boomers are staying put and their kids are sticking with them. A study released recently by Trulia examined the housing situations of homeowners 65 and older and compared it with a decade ago. It uncovered a 3.4 percent jump in the number of seniors working in 2016...

source: HousingWire

More than 400 acres of land, the largest remaining undeveloped tract in West Goshen Township, Chester County, were sold last month to make way for hundreds of houses in a deal that was a decade in the making. But the origin of the...

source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

It’s been two years since the Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Task Force found that the city faces a massive shortfall in affordable housing and related support. This week, money may finally be available to begin addressing...

source: NEXT Pittsburgh


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