Housing & Construction

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing updated contract documents today, including two key residential contracts and a complimentary Condominium Project Guide.

These initiatives on state ballots will decide questions about rent control, property tax, and urban development.

Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.

Housing has staged a dramatic turnaround since the spring.

In this podcast, host Dean Wehrli and John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s own Senior Vice President Jody Kahn and Senior Manager Devyn Bachman take us on a quick history trip from the pre-COVID past to the up-to-the-minute present.

Innovation in construction frequently takes a linear approach, starting with identifying the next opportunity and then producing a product that wins market share.

In a further show of strength for the housing sector, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased two points to 85 in October, further surpassing the previous all-time high of 83 recorded in September, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

The World Trade Organization has announced that the United States has appealed a ruling that favored Canada in the two countries’ ongoing softwood lumber dispute.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

An overhauled hours of service rule that takes effect at 12:01 a.m. ET (9:01 PT) tonight, Sept. 29, will make changes to the 30-minute break requirement that could, many days, render the break somewhat of a moot requirement.