In eight of the ten areas on this list, housing prices have fallen by more than 50% from their peak, compared to a U.S. average drop of 32.3%.
The Carolinas, in broad strokes, may wind up being one of 2011’s few bright spots in residential new construction. Real estate however doesn’t work in broad strokes.
Builder scoured the stories it has published in its magazine and online this year to identify trends we believe might spill into 2012 and influence how builders adjust to compete profitably.
People living in the storm-torn areas of Tuscaloosa got a primer Thursday night on what kind of residential structures may — and may not — be allowed when rebuilding efforts begin in earnest.
Florida businesses can expect to pay more for worker's compensation insurance in 2012, but rates will remain far below the levels when the state topped the nation.
BlackEagle Partners, the private equity firm that created and owns US LBM, acquired Lyman Lumber Co. The acquisition includes Lyman's location in MN, and its various subsidiaries, including Automated Building Components, Carpentry Contractors Corp., and Lyman Lumber of Wisconsin.
Allied Building Products announced on Nov. 1 three separate acquisitions that add eight facilities to the more than 175 it has already.
Mead Lumber, the Columbus, Neb.-based dealer has purchased three Fullerton Lumber locations in Vermillion, Yankton, and Winner, S.D., as well as Fullerton's Farm and Ranch Building Supply operation in Norfolk, Neb.