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Boomers Will Drive Tampa New Home Construction Boomers Will Drive Tampa New Home Construction

Where will growth come from in Tampa over the next five years? Although the market has been characterized by family buyers, Metrostudy's Tony Polito says demographics will change that. Read more

Water TortureWater Torture

The water crisis is as much an economic issue as it is an environmental one, and... Read more

The Geography of Wells, Septic SystemsThe Geography of Wells, Septic Systems

National Association of Home Builders economics researcher Natalia Siniavskaia pores over the NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) data, which reveals that only 8% of new single-family homes started in 2013 are served by individual wells and only 15% have private septic systems. Read more

Top 4 Obstacles and Boosters for New-Home Construction Top 4 Obstacles and Boosters for New-Home Construction

Housing starts rose by 6.3% in September, which places activity 17.8% above September of last year, according to the government report just released at 8:30. Chief economist Brad Hunter assures Metrostudy's predictions for housing starts remain unchanged. Read more

Home Builder Sentiment Maps to Jobs GeographyHome Builder Sentiment Maps to Jobs Geography

National Association of Home Builders chief economist David Crowe comments on the... Read more

Materials Price Pressure BuildsMaterials Price Pressure Builds

National Association of Home Builders economist looks beneath relatively benign inflation signals among broad producer price indices, and highlights reality: Gypsum and drywall prices are going up big-time, again. Input cost pressure grows just as house prices need to come down. Read more

Homes With Foundations, Full- or Partial Basements ... Heat-MapHomes With Foundations, Full- or Partial Basements ... Heat-Map

National Association of Home Builders economist Natalia Siniasvskaia looks at NAHBE Survey of Construction (SOC) data that shows that nationally, about 30% of new single-family homes started in 2013 have a full or partial basement, 54% are built on slabs, and 15% have a crawl space. Read more

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