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Housing Starts Show Promise for Spring

While some economists suggested at year's end that the housing recovery was on the verge of stalling out, housing start data show signs of increased strength. More

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Housing Foreclosures Down 26% in 2013

The National Association of Realtors says foreclosure rates in 2013 bottomed out at the lowest level since 2007. More

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Consumers Confident in Housing Market

Consumers are more likely to buy a home as the economy and the housing market rebound. More

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Sunbelt Dominates List of America's 20 Healthiest Homebuilding Markets

Nine of America's healthiest homebuilding markets lie in just two states--Texas and North Carolina--and the Sunbelt accounts 16 of the 20 best markets nationwide, according to the Builder Health Markets Index. More

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Economists Forecast Strong Housing Growth

The U.S. housing market appears to have bottomed out, several housing economists predicted today. They see marked improvement by mid-2010 and steady growth thereafter, but no return to the boom days of 2006. More

84's Hardy Forecasts Slight Gain in Starts in 2010
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84's Hardy Forecasts Slight Gain in Starts in 2010

The founder of 84 Lumber predicts housing starts will rise to perhaps 700,000 next... More

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Stock's Latest Quarterly Result: $60 Million Operating Loss

Stock Building Supply recorded an operating loss of around $60 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Oct. 31, Stock's U.K.-based parent, Wolseley Plc, reported. That operating loss at America's second-biggest LBM operation came on a 20% decline in sales and was 10 times worse than it posted in the year-earlier quarter. More

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Stock To Close 86 Facilities, Cut 3,000 Jobs

Stock Building Supply, America's No. 2 LBM dealer, announced Oct. 23 it will close 86 facilities, cut 3,000 jobs, and exit 16 markets in six states, leaving it little more than half the size it was at the housing market's peak. More

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Market Uncertainty + Credit Crunch = Lumber Price Volatility, Experts Say

Lumber prices normally drop to their lowest levels of the year about now, but uncertainty about future demand has combined at times with the credit crunch to keep lots of LBM dealers out of the market, two executives from a Chicago-based lumber wholesaler say. More

Free Falling
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Free Falling

The second half of 2006 may very well wind up being the worst six-month period... More

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