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New Strategist Publications' Cheryl Russell notes that U.S. households grew by 1 million between 2010 and 2011, "the largest [increase] since 2006-07 and more than three times as great as the increase between 2009-10."

 

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NAHB's Multifamily Production Index (MPI) rose for a fourth consecutive quarter in the April-June period of this year, according to newly released figures on Sept. 8.

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The zHome is really a tribute to less sexy (and, generally, more affordable) technology.

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The NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) identifies metro areas that have shown improvement for at least six months in three key areas — housing permits, employment and home prices.

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Speaking to the Council of Forest Industries Convention in Prince George, B.C., Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of the long-awaited Wood Innovation and Design Centre, with plans for it to be the tallest woodframe building in the world.

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Universal Forest Products Inc. will consolidate its operations into two divisions from three.

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U.S. building codes meant to deal with disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes but not both at once underestimate risks of multiple hazards, a report says.

 

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Jim Guest, a 35-year employee of 84 Lumber, passed away on Sept. 5.

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Although the U.S. housing market continues to struggle, many local markets are doing significantly better than the country as a whole, with some places virtually missing the housing bust altogether.