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Home sales weaken as buyers back off

Increased inventory and declining prices were not enough to seal the deal for some prospective homebuyers in September. Sales of both new and existing homes were down from August's rather lackluster performance. Although demand remains high, concerns about rising mortgage...

source: By Michael J. Berens
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Home builders across the country are prioritizing high-performance building practices in their projects, regardless of whether they consider the home they are building to be "green," according to new research published in the 2020...

source: NAHB Now

Single-family starts should continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2020, fueled by solid job growth and low mortgage rates that will keep demand firm, according to economists speaking at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 21.

source: NAHB Now

New research involving more than 2,000 construction projects shows the most common causes of defects stem from issues related to weather barriers, framing, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, fire-resistive assemblies and window/door installations. After four years of...

source: Builder

Continued low mortgage rates and a good economy should keep housing demand strong this year. But homebuilders still won't be able to meet buyer needs across the country in 2020, the industry's top economists predict. "We have had multiple years of low housing production,"...

source: The Dallas Morning News

Apartment production has returned to pre-recession levels and vacancies are low, but more new apartment homes are needed, according to experts participating in a press conference Jan. 22 during the National Association of Home Builders...

source: LBM Journal

After years of tight supply, there are signs that the building industry's systemic labor shortage is stabilizing. But that doesn't mean that there still isn't a shortfall of thousands of workers in North Texas and across the country.

source: The Dallas Morning News


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