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Construction sector performance
April 27, 2016
Number of contracts to buy homes at highest level since May
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March as the spring home buying season got underway. The National Association ...
April 26, 2016
US home prices rise at solid pace, even with flat sales
U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in February as buyers competed for a limited number of available ...
April 25, 2016
US new-home sales fall in March for third straight month
Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the ...
April 20, 2016
US home sales rebounded in March after February dip
U.S. homebuyers crowded back into the market in March, kicking off a solid start to the spring buying season after sales had ...
April 19, 2016
US home construction tumbled in March
Construction of new homes fell in March by the largest amount in five months, with weakness in all regions of the country ...
April 18, 2016
US homebuilder sentiment held steady in April
U.S. homebuilders' confidence held steady in April, reflecting an overall optimistic outlook in the market for new homes even ...
April 18, 2016
Angry Chinese construction workers duel with bulldozers
Police in northern China say an argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy ...
April 01, 2016
US construction spending retreats in February
U.S. construction spending fell in February by the largest amount in three months. Weakness in nonresidential construction ...
April 01, 2016
Steady US hiring likely continues even as growth stumbles
U.S. hiring has been strong for the past six months, yet economic growth has faltered over the same period. Which yardstick ...
March 24, 2016
US home rental cost growth is slowing
U.S. renters saw their monthly leases rise at a significantly slower pace in February, a sign that new construction may be ...
March 23, 2016
Western US homebuyers push up sales of new homes in February
U.S. homebuyers in the West accounted for all of February's increase in sales of new houses, possibly signaling uncertain ...
March 16, 2016
US home construction jumps in February
Construction of new homes rose in February to the highest level in five months, but applications for new construction were ...
March 15, 2016
US homebuilder sentiment holds steady in March
U.S. homebuilders remain optimistic that the housing market will improve, but their expectations for sales over the next six ...
March 01, 2016
US construction spending up 1.5 percent in January
U.S. construction spending increased in January by the largest amount in eight months as weakness in homebuilding was offset ...
February 25, 2016
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.62 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as anxiety over the global economy persisted. Long-term rates resumed ...
February 24, 2016
US new-home sales tumble in January, big decline in West
Americans stepped back from buying new homes in January, as purchases plunged sharply in western states where prices are ...
February 17, 2016
US housing starts fall in notably cold and snowy January
Cold winter weather appears to have cut into homebuilding in the Midwest and Northeast, causing the pace of construction to ...
February 16, 2016
US homebuilder sentiment slips in February
U.S. homebuilders are feeling less confident about their sales prospects ahead of the spring home-selling season, though they ...
February 01, 2016
US construction spending hit 8-year-high in 2015
U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight ...
January 28, 2016
US pending home sales inch up in December
The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather ...