New Pool Index from First Quarter Shows More Gradual Growth

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Rebecca Robledo / PoolSpaNews / June 17, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2019) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its first quarter 2019 New Pool Index (NPI), detailing activity in the new in-ground pool installation industry. In the first quarter of 2019 the New Pool ...

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Construction Job Openings Increased in April

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The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 404,000 in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, a significant gain over the 258,000 openings estimated in April 2018. The number of job openings reached a post-Great Recession high and ...

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Realtors Profile the LGB Home Buyer

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Builder / June 10, 2019 The National Association of Realtors® was out Thursday with its first-ever Profile of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Home Buyers and Sellers. The report, based on four years of data from NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, analyses the differences between LGB and other buyers and ...

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Jobs Report Shows Cooling Economy

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Builder / June 10, 2019 Total non-farm payroll employment edged up in May (+75,000), and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The gain was far smaller than that reported for the previous two months, providing fresh evidence that the economy is cooling ...

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What is the Most Important Department in Home Building?

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Jim Haffner / Builder / June 3, 2019 Need a topic for your next executive meeting? Wait until the meeting starts and ask, “What’s the most important department in home building?” You’ll usually hear a comment, “We’re sales. We’re the most important. We need a contract to being the process.” ...

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Home Price Gains Slow Further

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Builder / May 28, 2019 The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 3.7% annual gain in March, down from 3.9% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 2.3%, down from 2.5% in the previous ...

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