home construction

Government, Business

Home Construction Rebounds a Strong 11.8% in November

Home Construction Rebounds a Strong 11.8% in November **HOLD FOR BIZ** New home construction in Philadelphia, Pa. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

New home construction in the U.S. rebounded 11.8% in November as strong demand continues to boost builder confidence even with the slower winter season approaching.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
December 16, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Home Depot Is Investing to Keep Contractors Happy

Home Depot Facility A driver prepares to pull a flatbed trailer out of a Home Depot Flatbed Distribution Center in Lithonia, Ga. (Elijah Louvelage/Bloomberg)

Inside an expansive and noisy distribution center just east of Atlanta, Home Depot Inc. is trying to solve a problem that’s plaguing its stores: large orders from pro shoppers.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Business

Home Construction Dips 0.7% in October

Home Construction Dips 0.7% in October 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)

Construction of new homes in the U.S. fell 0.7% in October, but a big jump in the number of permits last month points to anticipation by builders that supply chain problems that have dogged them for much of the year will soon ease.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
November 17, 2021
Business, Logistics

Home Depot Sales Gain Shows Americans Keep Fixing Up Houses

Home Depot Sales Gain Shows Americans Keep Fixing Up Houses A shopper waits to check out at a Home Depot store in Pleasanton, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Home Depot Inc. posted stronger-than-expected results in the third quarter, a sign that increased North American spending on home improvement continues to stretch through the pandemic.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
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
Business

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

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