Industry Trends

Builder Appetite Set to Boost 2014 Land PricesBuilder Appetite Set to Boost 2014 Land Prices

Publicly held builders may currently be taking a cautious approach to land... Read more

NLBMDA Dealers Take Their Message to CongressNLBMDA Dealers Take Their Message to Congress

Innocent Sellers Fairness Act, Lead Paint rule revisions, and preservation of the... Read more

U.S. Siding Demand Projected to Increase

U.S. siding demand is forecast to increase 7.1 percent annually to 103.5 million squares in 2018 Read more

USDA Plans Incentives for Wooden High-Rises

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says wooden skyscrapers are good for business and the environment. Read more

Lowe's Steps Up Efforts to Serve Pros

The big box retailer makes an effort to appeal to contractors. Read more

25 Trade Associations Say 'No' to OSHA's Silica Rule

A coalition of 25 trade associations that includes NARI and NAHB urged OSHA to withdraw its proposed silica rule. Read more

Fiber Cement Product Demand to Rise 8.5% a Year

Demand in the U.S. for fiber cement products, particularly siding, is expected to increase 8.5% per year through 2017. Read more

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Reports Chilly Housing Starts

What happens when new-home construction numbers fall short of expectations? You could blame it on the weather. Read more

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