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Home construction sinks, building permits down

By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Home construction plunged last month and building permits also fell, the latest signs that the construction industry won’t fuel the economic recovery. Builders are scaling back now that government incentives ...

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Homebuilders less confident in housing market

By Alan Zibel AP Real Estate Writer Washington (AP) — Homebuilders are losing confidence in the housing market now that government incentives that spurred home sales have ended. The National Association of Home Builders reported Tuesday its housing market index ...

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WHEDA pursues hiring, contracting law

By Sean Ryan The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is trying to prevent its hiring and contracting standards from disappearing when control of state government changes hands. A bill that received public hearings Monday and Tuesday requires the agency ...

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Builders group hits $1.1 million in fourth quarter lobbying

Los Angeles (AP) — The homebuilding industry’s main trade association spent $1.1 million in the fourth quarter lobbying Congress, the White House and several government agencies on housing, taxes, health care and other issues, according to a disclosure report. The ...

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