Economic

Despite the lack of surging growth in homebuilding, economists are optimistic about the industry's future — especially now that the market has been able to move past the boom and bust ramifications.

Home sales are up 22% year-over-year in Dallas-Forth Worth in the first quarter of 2016 according to Dallas Business Journal staff writer Candace Carlisle, with 7,035 single-family homes sold.

Demand for housing will likely outpace supply over the next 5 years - a promising condition for the health of our industy's future.

HousingWire staffer Ben Lane drills down into this topic, taps into newly available government data, and highlights 10 U.S. metros with the largest population growth.

Realtor.com staffer Cicely Wedgeworth consults preliminary data collected by the website to identify the 20 hottest real estate markets of March. 

Freddie Mac predicts total home sales, housing starts and house prices will continue to rise this year, reaching their highest point since 2006, according to its March Outlook.

Carter Lumber's sales rose 13.3% in 2015 to reach $1.11 billion, the company announced today.

NAHB chief economist David Crowe reflects on 27 years in the homebuilding industry.

The House passed three energy bills by voice vote March 14.

Every national housing economist is forecasting significant growth for 2016. In fact, Metrostudy’s Chief Economist, Brad Hunter, expects new housing starts YOY to rise 14.6%.