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In August, housing starts fell 5.0 percent to a 571,000-unit pace, however, building permits rose 3.2 percent and are up 7.8 percent on a year-ago basis.

 

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Sales of existing homes increased 7.7 percent in August to an annualized rate of 5.03 million units.

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Will a reallocation of the Fed’s holdings of Treasuries and more purchases of MBS spur recovery?

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US steel producers have raised mill prices of rebar in 20-foot lengths by $10/st and are looking for another $20 increase for larger sizes with shipments beginning October 1.

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ICC President Jimmy Brotherss spoke on changes that he had seen over the years within the ICC as a member of its board and how he thought the organization would change to meet future demands.

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Parallam parallel strand lumber (PSL) came on the scene at the Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and quickly left a mark on the building industry.

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On the heels of a period of weakness in design activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) took a sudden upturn in August.

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Windsor wood products manufacturer Standard Structures said it will lay off 91 workers next month, following the sale of part of its business to an Idaho company.

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After a couple of weeks of solid, steady demand, the sales pace in the SPF lumber market subsided.

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Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Manufacturing has appointed Tom Fitzmyers as its new chairman.

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Moody's Economist, Zandi, says, "The economy is struggling to avoid a double-dip recession," and he put the odds of the economy failing in that struggle at about 40% to 45%.

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The improving construction debt market offers yet another indication of just how quickly the lending industry has moved from fear to exuberance.

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Multifamily finance professionals are growing increasingly optimistic, budgeting for continued growth in 2012 as the industry plots its course through the early stages of a strong recovery.

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Highlights from SBCA's Annual Meeting, results of the inaugural BCMC Tri-Tacular, and an update from the show floor.

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Day One of BCMC 2011 is in the books. Get a recap of the kick-off, sessions and fierce competition at the BCMC Tri-tacular.

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