Economic

5 Reasons Why Investors Are So Positive About Housing

Here’s five reasons why you shouldn’t be panicking if you’re looking to buy or sell a home.

The Most Important Economic Data from 2015 in 5 Minutes

This publication of charts affords us an opportunity to condense our myriad thoughts into an abbreviated guide to the economic and financial trends that shaped 2015.

College Isn't Worth the Investment?

CNN Money reports on whether college is worth the investment, and Goldman Sachs says it's not.

Survey: Majority Actually Want to Be Homeowners

Housing is once again expected to be a bright spot in the economy, but that optimism comes with a big asterisk. 

3 Significant Factors Driving LBM Mergers & Acquisitions

There are a variety of important factors driving M&A activity at any given time. 

Advice on How to Interpret the Data You Read in the News

Even with interpretation, data can mean more than one thing. There's not always a "right" way to interpret the data.

BlueTarp Offers New Credit Management Tool for CMs

BlueTarp Financial, the leading credit management company for B2B suppliers, recently announced the introduction of BlueTarp Powered, a new service model of their existing proven credit management service.

Delayed Marriages Delaying Demand for New Homes?

Wall Street Journal staffer Laura Kusisto looks into reasons that might explain how more and more young adults, aged 18 to 34, now live with their parents than right after the Great Recession.

Infographic: Analyzing Cost of a 2015 Single-Family Home

NAHB economist Carmel Ford has provided an analysis of the association’s latest Cost of Construction Survey on costs related to building single-family homes.

Realtors Predict Slower Growth in 2016 Housing Sales

Home sales will continue to grow next year, but will face headwinds including a lack of first-time buyers and rising mortgage rates, Realtors say.