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  • UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

    U.S. February housing starts fell 7 percent after January surge

    U.S. homebuilders broke ground on fewer apartment complexes in February, causing overall housing starts to fall 7 percent.


  • U.S. housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April

    Construction of new homes fell for a second straight month in April, pushing activity to the lowest point in five months.


  • UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

    Housing starts rise, led by single-family homes

    U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.


  • Shortage of logs shuts down Usk mill

    Vaagen Brothers Lumber has shut down its sawmill in Usk, Washington, as a result of a sluggish national housing market and a wildfire season that created a regional shortage of …


  • Shawn Vestal: We’ll settle for a less-lousy economy

    The local economy is creeping, creeping, creeping its way back – back toward some semblance of the good old days of 2007. At this point, any recovery stands in reference …


  • December ends 3rd poor year for home building

    WASHINGTON — Builders ended 2011 with a third straight year of dismal home building and the worst on record for single-family home construction, despite modest improvement at the end of …


  • May housing construction jumps nearly 20 percent

    WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes jumped in May by the largest amount in three months, an encouraging sign that the nation’s deep housing recession was beginning to bottom out.


  • Steep skid in housing starts

    WASHINGTON — Struggling homebuilders cut back even more than expected last month, sending the construction of new homes plummeting in November by the largest amount in almost a quarter-century. New …