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Construction of new homes fell again in February, but not as much as the previous month. Those declines follow a December surge which had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years.
The pace of U.S. home construction fell a sharp 4% in July despite strong demand from would-be buyers, held back by a shortage of skilled labor and affordable land.
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U.S. housing starts jumped 18.6 percent in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight months.
Lexington Homes, of Spokane Valley, has been acquired by D.R. Horton, an Arlington, Texas, company that builds homes in 26 states.
You should never ever hope that everything in your new home is going to be done the best possible way or to the highest level you can afford.
Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale.
Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses.
Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building.
Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.
As rising home prices, slow new home construction, and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters-and landlords.
U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy.
WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes posted a solid increase in June, led by a surge of building in the Northeast and the West.
DEAR TIM: My wife and I are building our new home, and we stopped by to see the progress just after the foundation was poured. We saw a massive long block of concrete at least 10 inches thick in the middle of the basement floor. I don’t see how our basement floor will be smooth now with this giant thing in the way. What is it and why would the builder go to this much effort and waste this amount of concrete? Is it too late to remove it? I see pipes passing through the bottom of this concrete. I took lots of photos of this monolith. –
With 588 homes sold in May, Spokane County’s real estate market had its best month since 2007, the Spokane Association of Realtors said. The number compares with May 2012, when 440 homes sold in the county.
Stocks mostly fell today after home construction and applications for building permits slumped in May following the end of a homebuyer tax credit. The housing report and a disappointing profit forecast from FedEx Corp. raised questions about the economic recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 15 points in afternoon trading. Broader indexes were mixed.