Multifamily Accounts for Growth in Residential Construction Spending

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for June increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $378 billion.

Simpson's North American Sales Increase 8.8% in 2Q

Simpson Manufacturing Co. had steady -- though modest -- gains to report in the second quarter, featuring a net sales increase of 4.2%.

BFS & ProBuild 2Q Sales Report Released

Builders FirstSource (BFS) revealed today its expects to announce net income will shrivel by at least 60% in the second quarter from the year-earlier period even though sales will have grown at least 7%.

Top 5 Lessons Builders Learned During the Recession

As volume picks up, the question is how will builders take the lessons learned in the downturn and apply them to a growing market?

Labor Shortage Holding Housing Back, CMs the Answer

Builders claim there is good demand, but they complain they're handcuffed by a lack of skilled labor to build new homes.

Lumber & OSB Prices Edge Up in June

Softwood lumber prices ticked up 1%, but are still down 9.1% from the highs reached last September, the price of OSB rose 2.4% and gypsum prices slipped 1.5% in June.

Home Foreclosure Rate Lowest Since 2007

CoreLogic's Molly Boesel reports that as of April 2015, the national foreclosure inventory has fallen by 24.9% on a yearly basis to 521,000 homes, or 1.4% of all homes that pay a mortgage.

Maps: Where Housing Demand Will Rise & Fall By 2030

The U.S. is expected to become both older and more diverse in the coming decades, with the elderly and Hispanics in particular taking up a greater proportion of the population.

Podcast: US LBM CEO Shares Their Value Proposition

In this third  of five podcasts with LT Gibson, CEO of building material distributor US LBM exploring the question, "So what makes you different?"

Top 50 Housing Markets: The Good and Bad for Metros (With Complete Market Data for 21-30)

It's a 50-city tour of the largest housing markets, evaluating vital housing stats, employment information, and population numbers to find out what’s good, what’s bad, and what's the bottom line for housing going forward.