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The Housing and Construction Conundrum

The Housing and Construction Conundrum

The construction industry is lagging behind despite home prices being close to pre-recession peaks. Homebuilders say labor shortage is to blame, but income for workers hasn’t changed since 2006. If they increase wages, then home prices would go beyond buyers reach. So what can be done?

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The Week Ahead: Housing Starts

The Week Ahead: Housing Starts

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will release its monthly report on new residential construction for the month of June. See if this is beginning of an emerging trend, and what else you can expect in the week ahead.

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Falling Home Starts Could Be Because of Warm Winter

Falling Home Starts Could Be Because of Warm Winter

It’s now the third month straight that U.S. homebuilding has fell—considering the U.S. is currently in a housing shortage, this isn’t good news. According to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, this is the lowest level housing starts have been at in eight months. The biggest drop in housing starts was in the South and Midwest, while the West slightly rose and Northeast stayed stagnant.

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The Week Ahead: New Residential Construction

The Week Ahead: New Residential Construction

Next Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will release their May New Residential Construction Activity report. Last month, new privately owned residential construction permits fell 2.5 percent, from 1,260,000 to 1,229,00. You can see more on this plus what’s to come next week in The Week Ahead.

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Low Inventory Impacted by Stagnant Home Starts

Low Inventory Impacted by Stagnant Home Starts

The Department of Housing and Urban Development along with the U.S. Census Bureau released their April New Residential Construction Activity Report on Tuesday. Year-over-year, Permits, Starts and Completions increased 5.7 percent, barely increased 0.7 percent and increased 15.1 percent respectively. However, number shave fallen month-over-month.

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