Economic

Although builders are slowly catching up with demand, they continue to lag behind, yet are making record profits. Presumably component manufacturers should be too.

It is becoming easier to kick start this whole home construction process and obtain AD&C loans. This upward trend in lending provides a meaningful window into future housing start trends, and thus, demand for structural building components.

Recent earnings reports from public builders like D.R. Horton, Meritage and Tripointe (as examples) make it clear homebuilders are not struggling to make a profit even as labor and building material prices have risen sharply. 

This article makes clear, the perceived “glut” in multifamily construction is likely temporary.  Rents continue to increase due to a shortage of supply of both single-family units and apartment units.

The following is an opinion piece that provides analysis and support for the argument President Trump should walk away from renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

A recent survey suggests new single-family home sales will increase significantly in the first half of 2018.

The housing starts report released this morning showed starts were down 8.2% in December compared to November, and starts were down 6.0% year-over-year compared to December 2016. 

Trulia identified 10 housing markets to watch in 2018 among the 100 biggest markets, based on five key metrics: strong job growth over the past year, low vacancy rates, high starter-home affordability, more inbound than outbound home searches on Trulia and a large share of people under age 35.

Builders and developers responding to NAHB’s AD&C Financing Survey continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and single-family construction loans

The United States’ 25 most populous cities are on the verge of a crisis. In the next year, virtually every major city in the country will face a combined shortfall of more than 3.6 million starter homes, relative to expected demand from Millennials.