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Ask the Builder: Vinyl siding: Should I use it?

The only negatives I can come up with when it comes to traditional vinyl siding, even the lower-cost shake imitators, is they just don’t look like real wood up close.

New U.S. home construction dips again in February

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 …

U.S. home building fell 4% in July, slowing housing market

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.

Ask The Builder: Sticky house wrap is a great building innovation

How do you feel about self-adhering house wrap and what’s involved in getting it installed correctly?

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

U.S. housing starts climbed 18.6 percent in January

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 sold to Texas company

Lexington Homes, of Spokane Valley, has been acquired by D.R. Horton, an Arlington, Texas, company that builds homes in 26 states.

Ask The Builder: Doing due diligence is part of hiring a contractor

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.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Home construction jumps 9.7 percent in January

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.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

U.S. home construction reaches strongest pace in a year

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

U.S. housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

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 …

U.S. housing starts rebounded in June

Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Landlords are taking over the U.S. housing market

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.

Home construction jumps, led by more apartment building

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 …

U.S. home construction jumps by largest amount in 34 years

Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy.

U.S. home construction posts solid gain in June

WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes posted a solid increase in June, led by a surge of building in the Northeast and the West.

Bearing wall footing is key to a house’s structural integrity

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 …

Business update: Stocks mostly fall

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 …