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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Single-family home construction holding steady despite challenges

Single-family housing production held steady in September, as strong demand helped to offset ongoing supply- chain disruptions of materials delivery.That’s according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The September...

Despite headwinds, homebuilders are an upbeat lot

Despite growing affordability challenges stemming from rising material prices and shortages, builder sentiment in the market for newly built single-family homes moved upward in October, according to the monthly National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index...

Despite concerns, home-builder confidence edges up

Builder confidence inched up in September on lower lumber prices and strong housing demand, even as the housing sector continues to grapple with building-material supply-chain issues and labor challenges, according to a monthly survey. Ending a three-month decline, builder sentiment...

Outer suburbs see more home construction, cities less

Residential construction continued to shift toward the suburbs and lower-cost markets, and this trend is especially pronounced within the multi-family sector, according to the latest Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). During...

Home-builders aiming for in-person convention in February

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially has opened online registration for the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world. IBS is slated to take place in person at the...

Home-builders chief rips extension of moratorium

The head of the National Association of Home Builders says newly reimposed restrictions on landlords evicting tenants are illegal and stand in the way of real progress on the issue. “NAHB strongly opposes the new eviction moratorium announced by the...

Housing affordability takes a tumble, locally and nationwide

Soaring building material costs, high demand and low inventory have added tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home and caused housing affordability nationally to fall to its lowest level in nearly a decade during...

New book aims to get girls interested in home-building

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is taking a new step in attempting to encourage young people – girls, specifically – to consider careers in the construction field. BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of NAHB, is releasing a new children’s...

Editor’s Notebook: Poor guy can’t catch a break

It is not usually the first thing I read when the weekly Connection newspaper editions, but over the years I have followed with some regularity the back-in-the-classifieds column by one of the newspaper’s advertising-sales representatives, Kenneth Lourie. Mr. Lourie, for...

Headwinds cause builder confidence to sag a little

Strong buyer demand helped to offset supply-side challenges relating to building materials, regulation and labor, but builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched down in July, according to new data from the National Association of...
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Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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