Posts Tagged ‘ residential construction ’

July Construction Recedes Two Percent Overall but Building Numbers Grow

Aug 22nd, 2013

According to the latest construction starts numbers, released by McGraw Hill Construction, new construction starts in July decreased 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $479.1 billion, according to the report. Residential building in July showed further growth. For the first seven months of 2013, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were […]

Residential Construction Industry Making Recovery Gains

Jun 18th, 2013

It’s often cited as the root of the economic malaise that has gripped America for much of the last six years. But things are starting to pick up in the residential construction industry as improved national employment figures, significantly lower interest rates, fewer foreclosures and overall optimism have led to an upswing in residential home […]

Residential Construction Numbers Rise in October

Nov 20th, 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced good news today regarding building permits, housing starts and housing completion numbers posted in October. Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 866,000. This is below the revised September rate of 890,000 but 29.8 […]

Webinar Looks at Economy, Housing Market and Where It is Headed

May 8th, 2012

Last week, some of the industry’s leading economists took a look at the housing market and where it is headed during a webinar sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The webinar, titled “A Construction Recovery at Last—but How Long and How Strong?,” featured Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of […]