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Sep 27, 2021

Frustration building within construction industry

Homebuyers shouldn’t expect to see any discounts from falling lumber prices either, because builders set their prices based largely on overall demand in the housing market.

Feb 25, 2021

Builders grapple with land shortage, soaring lumber costs

U.S. homebuilders are poised to benefit this spring homebuying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates and an all-time low inventory of previously occupied homes for sale. But soaring lumber prices and a shortage of construction-ready land could limit their ability to capitalize on the strong housing market trends, analysts say.

Oct 31, 2017

Lennar buys CalAtlantic, creates nation’s largest homebuilder

Lennar is buying CalAtlantic Group in a $5.7 billion deal that will create the nation's largest homebuilder as sales of new homes reach levels not seen in a decade.

May 16, 2017

US homebuilder sentiment climbs higher in May

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their business prospects, reflecting a recent surge in sales of newly built homes and a lingering shortage of previously occupied homes on the market.

Sep 20, 2016

US home construction slumped in August; big dip in the South

Homebuilders pulled back on construction in the South, causing the pace of housing starts nationwide to fall in August to its lowest level in three months.

Jul 18, 2016

US homebuilder sentiment slips in July

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects this month, though their outlook for the new-home market remains positive overall.

Mar 2, 2016

Walker signs new construction-related laws

Come next year, homebuilders will gain the ability to use an electronic system to apply for construction permits from many local governments throughout the state.

Jan 20, 2016

Residential construction has banner 2015 (UPDATE)

U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in this December than in the same month a year ago, but previous gains meant that residential construction ended 2015 at its strongest level in eight years.

Dec 28, 2015

Market study intends to keep homebuilders on top of industry trends

Wanting to shed more light on to the ever-changing desires of Wisconsin homebuyers, a builders association is hoping contractors will help it drum up responses to a survey aimed at helping the industry tailor its products to public demand.

Oct 19, 2015

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest mark in 10 years

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about the housing market, lifting their confidence this month to the highest level in 10 years.

Jun 16, 2015

US homebuilding drops in May, but pace stronger than in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in May, but the pace of construction remains significantly higher than a year ago as the real estate sector increasingly reflects the stronger job market.

Jun 15, 2015

Homebuilders Standard Pacific, Ryland Group to merge

Standard Pacific Corp. and Ryland Group Inc. have agreed to merge in an all-stock transaction that will create a single homebuilder with operations in 17 states.


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