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Posted on April 28, 2014 in Economic and Housing & Construction.
Although nationally new construction starts and existing home sales have been sluggish in recent months, buyers in many local markets will need to move a bit faster this year than last year in order to snag their dream house.
Access to credit will be a significant factor in how small and large firms divide the market. Early signs show access is improving, but the path to a full return remains a long one.
Posted on April 28, 2014 in Business, Economic and Housing & Construction.
After the winter of 2014, executives have emphasized the impact of the weather in a high percentage of first-quarter reports. Dallas-based BuildersFirst Source is no exception.
Posted on April 21, 2014 in Economic and Housing & Construction.
Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.
Posted on April 21, 2014 in Economic.
Labor market performance is at the heart of the debate over how to characterize the state of the U.S. economy, wrote Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard.
Posted on April 15, 2014 in Building Science and Economic.
A new campaign was recently launched that celebrates more than 75 years of innovation enabled by polyurethane.
Posted on April 14, 2014 in Economic and Housing & Construction.
Sure home sales are growing, but most of that growth is in the higher end of the market—the side flush with buyers having high credit scores and big down payments.
Posted on April 13, 2014 in Economic and Housing & Construction.
Underlying demand for new houses remains exceptionally weak, as traditional buyers are still deferring home purchases.
Posted on April 8, 2014 in Building Science and Economic.
Lawmakers are deciding whether legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act should remove states’ authority to set their own chemical regulations.
Posted on April 7, 2014 in Economic and Housing & Construction.
Here’s the big question for the ongoing housing recovery: Can it kick things into second gear? Friday’s jobs report offered some encouraging signs.
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