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    Following one of the coldest winters in recent history, the residential construction market is now on track to heat up again. That was the update coming out of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economic and Housing Outlook webinar. “It’s been up and down,” said NAHB chief economist David Crowe, referring to the housing [...]

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