Economic

Lumber Futures Jump as US-Canada SLA Expires

U.S. lumber futures jumped 4 percent to their highest levels in a month on Monday as inventories of the building material ran low and a nearly decade-old trade deal with Canada expired, traders and analysts said.

Video: Toll Brothers CEO Says Housing Recovery Gaining Steam

CNBC's Squawk Box crew sat down with Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley to get his take on the now four-year housing recovery. 

Top 10: States People Are Moving to (and Leaving) the Most

Americans are migrating to the West and South according to the 2014 Annual United Van Lines National Movers Study released last week. 

Mortgage Credit Trends Indicate Housing Has Turned a Corner

Outstanding home mortgage debt in the U.S. posted a 0.5 percent increase in the second quarter from the year before, the first year-over-year gain in mortgage debt since 2008.

Homebuilders Find OSB to Be an Unreliable Air Barrier

One popular approach among the Passive House crowd is to rely on OSB sheathing, taped at the seams, as the air barrier (or “air control layer”) for the house. 

Indicators Show Strong & Growing Momentum for Housing

Forward-looking indicators, such as pending home sales and mortgage applications, also remain solidly positive, suggesting that housing will gain further momentum during the second half of the year.

Study: Residential Construction-Related Jobs Hit Hardest During Great Recession

The Great Recession decimated many occupations, but some were much harder hit than others--and a lot of those hard-hit jobs were in the housing industry.

Builder Confidence Continues to Soar Despite Supply & Labor Obstacles

The most recent home construction data offer modest reasons to be optimistic, although risks remain. The August NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index continued its slow rise to a nine-plus-year high of 61, up one point from July

3 Reasons Why Housing Will Grow Faster Than US Economy

We remain constructive on the U.S. housing market, which is likely to continue to grow faster than the overall economy, and we see attractive opportunities in this sector. Here are three reasons to stay invested in U.S. housing.

July New Home Sales Predicted to Increase 4%

Zillow's Cory Hopkins offers a forecast on the sales front, as the firm expects new home sales to rise 4.2% in July, though it sees existing home sales falling 2.1% in July, a reversal of June's fortunes.