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New home sales drop in October

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 2.8 percent from this time in 2017. Read More

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Ceramic Tiles Market - global industry analysis, size, share, growth, trends, and forecast 2018 - 2026

Ceramic tiles have quickly become one of the most popular types of materials used in building and construction activities.Ceramic tiles are made of sand, natural products, or clays. Read More

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Multifamily builder/developer confidence low in Q3

Confidence in the multifamily housing market weakened in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Read More

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Single-Family starts post slight decline

Rising housing affordability concerns continue to weigh on single-family production even as total housing starts edged higher in October. Read More

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Builder confidence drop, affordability issues rise

Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in positive territory. Read More

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Builder confidence in 55+ housing market drops

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped seven points to 60 in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Although the index declined, it is still in positive territory as a reading above 50 means that more builders view conditions as good than poor. Read More

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Remodeling confidence remains solid in Q3

"The stability of the RMI reflects offsetting trends in the remodeling market," said NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz. "A sound economy with low unemployment and easing lumber prices are being counterbalanced by rising interest rates and the ongoing labor shortage." Read More

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Q3 floor covering dollar sales up by 4.8 percent

Q3 floor covering dollar sales up by 4.8 percent Monday, October 08, 2018 from Floor Covering Weekly [Delray Beach, Fla.] Catalina Research has released the latest Quarterly… Read More

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The State of the Nation’s Housing

The State of the Nation’s Housing Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Floor Covering Weekly By Kermit Baker The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University… Read More

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Q&A: MSI's Rup Shah Offers Perspective on Proposed Tariffs

Q&A: MSI’s Rup Shah Offers Perspective on Proposed Tariffs MSI Co-President Rupesh Shah (right) with Co-President Rajesh Shah (left) and Founder/CEO Manu Shah (center). (Photo… Read More