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What’s Holding Back Housing Starts?

The latest data on housing starts released by the Census Bureau was disappointing for many analysts. Here are the factors that experts think are impacting the construction of new homes despite a strong construction labor market and rising builder confidence.

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Why Don’t More Millennials Own Homes?

A new report found that the homeownership rate for millennials was lower than for generations past. While the reasons are many and varied, here’s what the researchers recommended to tackle this challenge.

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Home Wasn’t Built in a Day

From permit stage to home sweet home, it took an average of 7.5 months to complete construction of a single-family house last year, an annual survey reveals, but some U.S. regions saw that wait time reach into the double digits.

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Construction Spending on the Rise


Latest data from the Census Bureau pointed to an increase in spending on construction, signaling more houses being built. Will this trend sustain given the rising lumber tariffs?

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The Week Ahead: Gauging Construction Spend

The Census Bureau will train the focus on construction spends across the country in its Construction Spending Survey releasing on Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead.

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Homebuilder Confidence Slips Over Tariff Concerns

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Despite a continuing positive sentiment on the overall housing market, builders’ concerns grew over rising lumber and construction material tariffs according to a report. How are these increased raw material prices impacting home values?

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