Oct. Housing Data is Split: Home Construction UP, Home Sales DOWN

In new data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the readings appear split with housing starts showing increases while new home sales declined. Housing, a prime component of the overall U.S. GDP … Continue reading

Housing Starts in Sharp Slide in September

As the economy continues to show more signs of a slowdown, we can’t help but notice increasing volatility in the month-to-month readings of various statistics. The latest government data on housing construction starts is a great example of this. After … Continue reading

CEDIA to Pay 6-Figure Annual Tax Penalty to Build HQ in Fishers

Indianapolis, IN-based CEDIA announced this week that it will build a new headquarters building in the neighboring town of Fishers, IN, after “more than 18 months of research, financial analyses, and due diligence.” This new “global headquarters” is the “best … Continue reading

Dramatic Changes in Features New Home Buyers Want (Like Tech)

Outdoor Kitchens & Media Rooms are Out, Walk-in Closets & Programmable Thermostats are In The National Association of Home Builders has completed a comprehensive survey of home builders to learn what features home buyers are asking for in homes being … Continue reading

Builders Group Holds Mid-Year Construction Forecast Meeting; Economists Cautiously Optimistic

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., (ABC) a builders trade association, held their third annual Mid-Year Construction Forecast presentation this week…inviting economists from three industry-related associations to present their outlook on the construction industry. This year, the invited economists included … Continue reading

For the First Time in Years, Residential Construction Forecast is Optimistic; But Cautiously So

<April 25, 2012> The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) held their annual Spring Construction Forecast webinar for members of the press today, and the organization’s forecasts were decidedly – if cautiously – optimistic. Forecasting rebounding growth in several important … Continue reading