Stories tagged: housing starts
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015, 7:53 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
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 …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012, 6:42 a.m.
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 …
Tue., June 16, 2009, 8:11 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 17, 2008
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 …