Economic

In-depth Analysis on Why Housing Inventories Remain Low

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the consistently low housing inventory levels throughout the nation. Very little, however, has been written about the reasons why inventory levels are so low.

Opinion: Investors Should Bet Big on Public Builders

Forbes contributor David Lichtenstein likes the next five year prospects for the big public home builders and their stock growth, and here's why. 

Analysis on Why Permits Better Barometer Than Starts

Residential building permits provide a better view of the market’s trajectory.

Homebuilders' Worry Shifts Towards Labor & Material Shortages

No economic sector consumed more Maalox than home builders. Worries continue as the recovery improves, but the concerns are different than earlier in the so-called recovery.

US GDP Still on Upswing in 2015, Good for Housing

Economists remain convinced 2015 will be another year of recovery and growth for America.

Video: Freddie Mac Predicts Robust Multifamily Activity

Freddie Mac economists are predicting another strong year for the multifamily industry. 

10 Reasons Why Spring Could be Very Busy for CMs

The U.S. housing market could get a major boost this year, specifically for single-family homes—especially among first-time buyers. Here’s why.

Can Components Help Builders Revive 'Starter' Homes?

Since World War II ended, builders lured buyers with new houses priced to vie with resale, but better built. They may now be extinct.

Metrostudy's Top 10 Markets for Component Sales

Metrostudy predicts robust activity for housing, construction and lending in 2015. Analyst David Cobb forecasts 1,080,000 starts, 504,000 new home sales and 11,133,698 remodels. 

Fabral Expands Push in Upper Midwest by Promoting Abraham

Fabral, the premier and leading supplier of metal for building envelope solutions, proudly announces the promotion of Scott Abraham to Territory Sales Manager for the regions of northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.