Stock Leads Sales Surge in Building Material Sector

Overall, the sales data from the publicly traded companies focused on home improvement and building materials shows a trend toward growth.

Crowe: Homebuilders Ramping Up Lot Development Efforts

Developers are working to restart the supply chain of developed lots to meet the expected pent-up demand.

500 CEOs Rank Top & Bottom States for Business

In the 10th annual survey of CEOs concerning their views of the best and worst states for business, over 500 CEOs across the U.S. responded.


Potential First-Time Homebuyers Now Outnumber Baby Boomers

There are now more young adults than there are baby boomers as a share of the U.S. population.

New Homes Preferred 2-to-1, but Not at Higher Price

While twice as many American consumers prefer a newly built home compared to an existing dwelling, many are reluctant to pay extra for new, according to the results of a new survey from Trulia.

Migration Maps: Where Demand for Components is Shifting

Overall population growth is the result of two very different migrations – one coming from the location choices of Americans themselves, the other shaped by where new immigrants from outside the United States are heading.

LP's Acquisition of Ainsworth Lumber Stopped by Regulators

 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and Ainsworth Lumber Co. have officially terminated their acquisition bid after months of regulatory delays.

Components Industry Good Indicator of US Economic Health

Component manufacturers (CMs) and their suppliers went to Capitol Hill this year to help their Congressional lawmakers understand how the structural component manufacturing industry can be a valuable bellwether for our nation’s economic health.

Reviewing the Housing Recovery Fundamentals

There has been a steady tide of negative housing reports over the past few months that have raised doubts about the housing recovery.

Top 5 Things to Know About This Housing Recovery

The housing market is recovering — but not in a clean, linear fashion. Rather than progressing from the depths of the recession into a bountiful new boom, the recovery looks like a zigzag line.