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November 11, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • Remodeling Conditions Continue to Show Strong Growth
  • Builders Say Demand for 55+ Housing ‘Never Been Higher’
  • Even More Remodelers Now Report Labor Shortages
  • Housing Markets Inch Toward Full Recovery


November 4, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • What’s the Real Problem with Net-Zero Homes?
  • Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015
  • Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond
  • The Construction Industry is About to Take Off. And Jobs Could Follow

Oct 28, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • NLBMDA: The Midterm Elections and Control of Congress
  • Pending Home Sales Inch Up In September As Housing Market Normalizes
  • Home Price Growth to Cool to 3 Percent in 2015
  • Buying Cheaper Than Renting, But Some Mortgages Make It a Closer Call

Oct 21, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • Nationwide Housing Starts Top 1 Million for Third Time this Year
  • A Case for Energy Efficient Housing
  • Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Rise to One-Year High
  • Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on New Mortgage Market Standards

Oct 14, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • Real Issues. Real Answers. The Winter Slowdown
  • Excessive Lending Standards Still Affecting Home Sales
  • New NAHB Study Shows Substantial Regional Differences in New Single-Family Home Characteristics
  • Why Retirement Savers Should Track the Housing Market

Oct 7, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • How to Cut Residential Energy Use
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative Recognized By BREEAM
  • The ‘Passive House’ Path to Extreme Energy Efficiency
  • Green Materials Report – Wood

September 30, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • New-Home Sales in August Surge to Six-Year High
  • Case-Shiller: Home Price Gains Decelerate Rapidly
  • Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Increases to a Nine-Year High
  • Housing’s Share of GDP: 15.5 Percent for the Second Quarter

September 23, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • McGraw Hill Construction Stats Tell the Green Housing Story
  • Green Building Materials Market to Reach $529bn by 2020
  • The Green Building Wars
  • FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage Program