Housing Heals Further as Distressed Sales Fall

Distressed sales—real estate-owned (REO) and short sales—accounted for 12.1 percent of total home sales nationally in March 2015, a 3.2 percentage point drop from March 2014.

Top 50 Housing Markets: The Good and Bad for Metros (With Complete Market Data for 1-10)

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.

2 Homebuilders Merge to Create Nation's 4th Largest

Seeking a "first-mover" advantage in what could be a new wave of home building operations roll-ups and combinations, Standard Pacific and Ryland announced that they plan to merge their companies as equals.

Podcast: US LBM CEO Gives Vision for Innovation

As CEO of U.S. LBM, a six year old, billion dollar distributor of building materials, L.T. dreamt of a business, not rooted in the past, but one that leads customers, suppliers, employees, and the industry into the future.

New Homes Sales Up 22% Over 2014, Demand Increasing

 New home sales through the first four months of this year are running 22.4 percent ahead of their year-earlier pace and homebuilders generally report strong demand across much of the country.

Infographic: Lowe's & Home Depot's Earnings Put into Perspective

Home improvement giants Home Depot and Lowe's released their first quarter results and new projections for 2015 last week.

110-Year-Old Southern Lumber (CA) Closes Its Doors

Southern Lumber has survived fire, recessions and drastic industry changes over its 110-year history.

County Tax Incentives Help Start-Up Truss Plant

From 2010 to 2014, 25 companies relocated or expanded in the county, said Paul Borek, executive director of the DCEDC. Among them were Smart Motion Robotics Inc., Triumph Truss & Steel Co., 3M and the Suter Co. Inc.

Three More Reasons Why Independents Will Thrive

A manufacturer's view on why smaller often is better.

Charts: Top 100 ProDealer Sales Dominated by Manufacturers

The $38.7 billion in sales racked up in 2014 by this year’s ProSales 100 is the third-best showing since the industry’s high-water mark in 2005 and 2006.