The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help. And he would — if he could hire enough qualified people.Read More »
U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in March after they sharply cut back on apartment construction. But builders requested the most permits for future projects in 3½ years, suggesting many anticipate the housing market could improve during the next year.Read More »
By Suzanne Gamboa Associated Press Washington — Ahead of a meeting Friday between President Barack Obama and hundreds of American Indians leaders, the administration unveiled rules for tribal lands that officials say will expedite home building and energy development. The ...Read More »
By DEREK KRAVITZ AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started slightly fewer homes in October but submitted plans for a wave of apartments, a mixed sign for the struggling housing market. Builders broke ground on a seasonally ...Read More »
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction spending posted a tiny increase in October, the first advance in six months, as a surge in home building offset continued weakness in nonresidential construction. The small gain is a ...Read More »
By ALAN ZIBEL and MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The budding economic recovery is getting little help from the home building industry, which normally creates jobs and boosts growth as a recession ends. Construction of homes unexpectedly ...
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