Will the housing shortage ever end?

Jun 25, 2019
A decade after the housing bust, new construction has been slow to recover.
A construction worker carries lumber as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California, in 2015.
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The townhouse makes a comeback

Jun 18, 2019
Rising home prices and changing demographics are boosting demand.
A "For Sale" sign in the front yard of a D.C. home.
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Where have all the condos gone?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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