home construction

Government, Business

Home Construction Declines 1.6% in September

A mason shovels a cement mixture as he prepares to lay down bricks on the exterior wall of a new house in Flowood, Miss. A mason shovels a cement mixture as he prepares to lay down bricks on the exterior wall of a new house in Flowood, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Home construction fell 1.6% in September as builders continue to be tripped up by supply chain bottlenecks.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
October 19, 2021
Government, Business

Home Construction Rebounds in March

A 'sold' sign on a lot as new home construction continues in Westfield, Ind. A 'sold' sign sits on a lot as new home construction continues in Westfield, Ind. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
April 16, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

US Housing Starts Surge by Most Since 2016, Permits Climb

U.S. home construction starts surged in July. A contractor frames the roof of a home under construction in Park City, Utah, on Aug. 14. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

U.S. home construction starts increased in July by more than forecast and applications to build surged by the most in three decades, indicating builders are responding to robust housing demand fueled by record-low interest rates.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2020

Home Construction Jumps to Highest Level Since 2007

Home Construction Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

U.S. home construction surged in August to the fastest pace since mid-2007 on more apartment projects and single-family houses, a welcome sign for the housing sector that has struggled to gain momentum.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2019
Government, Business

Housing Starts Top Forecasts; Permits Rise

Construction Workers Bloomberg News

U.S. new-home construction rebounded in November to the best pace since August while permits rose to a seven-month high, a sign homebuilding is potentially stabilizing even as higher prices and borrowing costs pose headwinds.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 18, 2018
Government, Business

Homebuilder Sentiment Tumbles to Weakest in Three Years

Homebuilder Sentiment Mike Kane/Bloomberg News

Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders fell in December to the lowest level since 2015, missing all forecasts and signaling that the industry’s struggles are intensifying amid elevated prices and higher borrowing costs.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2018
Government, Business

Home Construction Rises 1.5% in October

Home Construction David J. Phillip/Associated Press

U.S. home construction improved 1.5% in October, but in a troubling sign, groundbreakings for single-family houses fell.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 20, 2018

Homebuilders Gauge at Five-Month High Shows Storm Recovery

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A rebound in homebuilders’ confidence to a five-month high indicates concern over fallout from major hurricanes has been alleviated, according to data Oct. 17 from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017

Homebuilder Sentiment Reaches Three-Month High in August

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Sentiment among American homebuilders unexpectedly increased to a three-month high as builders saw greater prospects for industry demand despite elevated material costs and shortages of labor and lots, according to data Aug. 15 from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2017

Housing Starts Rise as Construction Underpins Economy

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

New-home construction in the United States climbed in September, a sign residential real estate will bolster the world’s largest economy.

October 20, 2015