Economic

If the softwood lumber tariffs on Canadian imports end up coinciding with a Canadian housing market slump, component manufacturers (CM) in Canada will be strongly motivated to sell structural building products into the U.S.

Looking at single-family homes started in 2015, the median prices, excluding improved lot values, range from $168 per square foot in the Pacific division to $78 per square foot in the East South Central division.

Building sprawling suburbs is better at making cities affordable than building tall towers, according to research released Wednesday.

June marked 50 consecutive months of annual national home price appreciation, with prices up 33 percent from that bottom in 2012.

Metrostudy recently released its second quarter look at 2016 housing starts.  In this report, it revised its projections for year-end upward.

Private residential construction spending rose just 0.3 percent in July. Spending for new single family homes fell 0.2 percent in July and has fallen in each of the past five months.

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) is signaling higher, and possibly accelerating, U.S. business activity into 2017.

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker and NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 in a joint mid-year construction forecast.

Instead of people owning their properties out right, on company sees a world where we would "fractionalize" home equity in exchange for outside investment.

This editorial in Builder Online looks at how the increasing cost of regulations are affecting the affordability of housing and the choices homebuilders have to make when evaluating their business models: