Category Archives: Home & Garden

Permits Grow Across Most States, Hurricane Effect Fading

Over the eleven months ending in November 2017, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 761,229. This is 10.2% ahead of its level

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Single-Family Starts Pull Back in December

Total housing starts declined in December after strong readings for prior months due to weather-related delay effects in the fall. Total starts decreased 8% to a 1.19

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Mortgages Rates Rise in 2017, but Remain Low Overall

Information provided by the Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) indicates that mortgage rates on purchases of newly built homes rose 7 basis points in November

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Core Inflation Remains Steady

Consumer prices, measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumer (CPI), rose by 2.1 percent on an unadjusted basis

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Reluctant Return of Native-Born Construction Workers Drives the Immigrant Share Up

New NAHB research shows that the share of foreign-born workers in the US construction labor force has been rising since the housing recovery got underway.

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Softwood Lumber, OSB, and Gypsum Lead 2017 Price Increases

Prices paid for OSB (-13.0%), softwood lumber (-1.0%), and inputs to residential construction (-0.1%), all decreased in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index

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Apartment and Condominium Absorption Increased in Q2 2017

The Census Bureau, in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), produces the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which tracks apartment and

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Property Tax Revenue Increases for 22nd Consecutive Quarter

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $556 billion in taxes were paid by property owners over the four quarters ending in Q3

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States in the South and West Led 2017 Population Growth

The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, representing a 0.7% increase from 323.4 million to 325.7 million

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148,000 Jobs Added in December

According to the Employment Situation for December 2017 reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in December

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