Friday Round Up 10/30/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Lowe’s Reveals 2015 Smart-home Survey Results

Source: Builder Online

Iris by Lowe’s, the home improvement store’s smart-home technology brand, has released its second annual Smart Home Survey, which gauges countrywide behaviors and preferences on smart-home products and systems. Conducted online this past August,

Friday Round Up 10/16/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

New Single-Family Home Size in 2014: Regional Estimates

Source: Eye on Housing

According to 2014 Survey of Construction (SOC) data from the Census Bureau and NAHB analysis, the median size of new single-family homes started in 2014 was 2,450 square feet,

Friday Round Up 10/2/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Home Prices In 20 U.S. Cities Increased 5% In July

Source: Builder Online

Bloomberg’s Michelle Jamrisko reports on the latest S&P/Case-Shiller index, which showed home prices increased by 5% year-over-year in July in 20 U.S. cities, slightly below economist expectations of 5.2% growth.

Friday Round Up 9/25/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Where is Construction Employment Growing Fastest?

Source: Eye on Housing

Regional employment data for August from the BLS and NAHB analysis indicates that the states with the largest gains in year-over-year construction employment, in percentage terms, were Arkansas (13.6%), Idaho (10%), South Carolina (9.1%),

Friday Round Up 9/18/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Home Builders Are Among Ameria’s Fastest Growing Companies

Source: Fortune

After several tough years, America’s builders are back. Real estate in America has turned around to such an extent that four of the fastest growing companies (Standard Pacific, M/I Homes, Toll Brothers, and Lennar) in America are home builders,

Friday Round Up 9/11/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Construction Job Openings Steady, Hiring Slowing

Source: Eye on Housing

The count of construction job openings held steady in July, as hiring in the home building sector slowed. The open position rate for the construction sector held constant at 2.1% for July. The open rate has been trending upward since 2012,