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Marketplace Morning Report

Where have all the condos gone?

by Amy Scott May 31, 2019
These days, builders prefer more lucrative apartments and townhouses.
A new development in Denver will feature 120 condos, at an average price of $440,000.
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The master craftsmen tasked with repairing Notre Dame

by John Laurenson May 9, 2019
The specialist skills have been passed down from generation to generation.
Apprentice Enzo Degouet learns old metal roofing skills.
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Can Cleveland require contractors to hire local workers?

by Adrian Ma Apr 30, 2019
The Supreme Court of Ohio will decide.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland is undergoing a $185 million renovation. The construction firm on the project has voluntarily agreed to comply with a local ordinance that requires contractors on certain publicly funded construction projects allocate at least 20% of the work hours to Cleveland residents.
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Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand

by Amy Scott Apr 11, 2019
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
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More houses are rolling off the assembly line

by Amy Scott Feb 22, 2019
Amidst a shortage of affordable housing, factory-built homes stage a comeback.
A nearly-finished house, divided in two halves, is about to be rolled out the factory doors.
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Construction backlog has builders upbeat, but workers are hard to find

by Adrian Ma Feb 11, 2019
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.
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Rising costs will continue to hit homebuilders

by Erika Beras Dec 26, 2018
New home sales have been slipping most of the year for a variety of reasons
A worker builds a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development on March 5, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Home Depot still doing well despite cooling housing market

by Amy Scott Nov 13, 2018
Despite signs of a cooling housing market, the home improvement giant turned in a $2.9 billion profit for the third quarter.
A sign is posted in front of a Home Depot store on Aug. 14, 2018 in El Cerrito, California.
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What will Amazon HQ2 mean for rents in Long Island City?

by Marielle Segarra Nov 13, 2018
Residents fear the area will become unaffordable.
A view of the waterfront of Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York, along the East River.
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Wages are rising at a steady clip for construction workers

by Amy Scott Sep 7, 2018
And still builders are facing a shortage of skilled and unskilled workers.
A construction laborer works on the site of a new residential building in the Hudson Yards development in 2016 in New York City.
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