Economic

Labor Market Indicators Promise Good Things for Housing

Recent labor market indicators signal good news ahead for job creation and housing demand.

2015 Construction Spending to Grow, Boost Economy

Construction spending figures reinforce the general perception of a slow U.S. economic recovery and an apprehensive approach to investment in commercial construction.

Construction Hiring Surging, Aided by Falling Oil Prices

The construction industry, hit hard by the housing crash and recession, is ramping up hiring in an encouraging sign for job and wage growth this year.

5 Current Housing Topics that Could Impact Long-Term Trends

The following five articles were identified by homebuilding sage George Casey as valuable insights into where housing will go in the short- and long-term.

5 Short-Term Issues that Could Effect Housing in 2015

The housing market in 2014 put to bed the idea that the hard-hit sector might see more of a V-shaped recovery. Here's five areas to watch in 2015.

2015: NAHB's Chief Economist Makes Case for Strong Growth

The scale is heavily tipped toward more growth in single-family construction in 2015 than any of the recovery years to date.

Top 10: 2015 Home Sales Will Soar in these Metros

Realtor.com crunched more than 15 data points, including population growth, affordability and employment, to come up with a list of 10 housing markets that will record the fastest sales growth in 2015 and beyond.

Residential Specialty Trade Labor Continues to Grow Steadily

Construction employment also continued to trend up in November (up 20,000). Employment in specialty trade contractors rose by 21,000, mostly in the residential component. 

Top 5 Markets for Young Homebuyers in 2015

Zillow’s predictions for 2015 are all about buyers – especially young home buyers – having their best shot in years at finding a home.

15 Bold Predictions for '15 Includes Higher Material Prices

If 2014 defined itself around an A-plus lot, high-end, discretionary buyer housing recovery, we’re going to see something profoundly different take shape in the year ahead, and it should mean good news for more builders.