Local Markets

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Where the Top 10 Home Builders Rule the Roost

Builder and Metrostudy break down the U.S. metros where a few builders take the largest market share Read more

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Nashville New-Home Closings Up 30% in Q1

The Tenn. market shows plenty of demand in Q1, but lacks supply Read more

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Cornerstone Joins Forces With San Antonio Dealer

Raleigh, N.C.-based Cornerstone Building Alliance expanded into the Texas market by linking up with J.P. Hart. Read more

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Stock Building Supply Produced $5.1 Million Operating Income for Q4 2013

Stock Building Supply reported a full-year 2013 operating income of $800,000, compared to an operating loss of $18.9 in 2012. The Atlanta-based dealer plans to grow its professional remodeling contractor business in 2014. Read more

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Don Magruder's Top 7 Worries for 2014

As we enter a new year, there are some unsettling business concerns on the horizon. Read more

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Fed Reports Continued but Modest Economic Growth over the Summer

The Federal Reserve's "Beige Book" indicates that the U.S. economy continued along the path of modest growth over the summer. Read more

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Remodeling Set for Best Year Since '05, Metrostudy Predicts

Residential Remodeling Index show 192 markets beating old peaks, 364 markets growing. Read more

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Lumber Supplies Remain Tight for Foreseeable Future

With dimensional lumber predicted to experience continuing shortages and rising prices--thanks to increasing marketplace demand--industry observers are encouraging dealers to keep enough inventory on hand for jobs sold over the next quarter. Read more

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Housing Data Expert Gives Tips on Tracking Your Local Economy

Hanley Wood Market Intelligence's Jonathan Smoke gives advice on which economic indicators deserve the most attention, how economists work, and what to expect through 2014. Read more

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JCHS Sees Indicators of Housing Revival but Says Challenges Still Remain

Signs of revival are becoming evident in housing markets around the country, but there are still a number of obstacles to a true recovery, according to The State of the Nation's Housing report released last month by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University. Read more

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