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March new home sales boosted by lower interest rates

WASHINGTON — Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000 units in March after a slightly revised...

Snavely Forest Products expanding Texas distribution to Houston

PITTSBURGH — Wholesale distributor Snavely Forest Products is opening a new division in Houston. The location will distribute products such as LP SmartSide Siding...

Existing-home sales drop 4.9% in March

WASHINGTON — Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. Each of the four major...

Simpson Strong-Tie renews Habitat for Humanity sponsorship

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie has renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International for the 13th consecutive year. To date, the company has...

Marvin Companies names new VP of marketing

WARROAD, Minn. — Jackie Schneider has joined Marvin as vice president of marketing and will work directly with president Darrin Peterson to support the...

Housing starts decline in March

WASHINGTON — Total housing starts fell 0.3% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units from a downwardly revised reading...

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products donates to St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products has donated $10,000 in materials to the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Charlotte, N.C. The St. June Dream Home Giveaway program...

84 Lumber CEO named among top executives

EIGHTY FOUR, Penn. — Maggie Hardy Knox, president of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, has been named a 2019 Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEO...

Below-average remodeling growth expected by 2020

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Annual gains in improvement and repair spending on the owner-occupied housing stock are projected to continue decelerating through early next year,...

TandoShake Cape Cod Perfection shake

TandoShake Cape Cod Perfection from Derby Building Products Inc. is designed for resistance to extreme weather and available in five colors. Cape Cod Perfection...

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