Home construction is surging, but it's leaving out struggling renters

Aug 18, 2020
Apartment market tracking firm RENTCafé predicts apartment construction will be down 12% from 2019 to the lowest level in five years.
Even with the surges in homebuilders' confidence and some construction metrics, there is still an affordable renting housing crisis.
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What is the COVID-19 economic downturn's effect on homebuilders?

Apr 15, 2020
Both the sales and building of homes has slowed with the spread of the pandemic.
Builders may have to stagger the masons, electricians and plumbers to comply with social distancing guidelines.
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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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Labor shortages and high cost of materials depress homebuilding, industry says

Jul 18, 2018
Builders are looking into long-term solutions.
A worker saws wood at Canal Crossing, a new luxury apartment community consisting of 393 rental units near the university city of New Haven on August 2, 2017 in Hamden, Connecticut. 
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Rising prices and falling affordability in housing

Mar 22, 2018
The market is good if you're selling, but challenging if you want to buy.
Lily-Rygh Glen and her wife recently bought this fixer on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, after searching for years for an affordable first home.
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