Archive | August, 2015

Are prefab boxes the answer to Britain’s severe housing shortage? – Telegraph.co.uk

August 31, 2015

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Are prefab boxes the answer to Britain’s severe housing shortage?
Telegraph.co.uk
Britain needs to build around 250,000 new homes a year to ease the chronic housing shortage, although current figures show homebuilders are achieving just half of that. Now one company claims to have found one way to help ease the UK’s housing woes.

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Infographic: America’s growing demand for new home construction – HousingWire

August 31, 2015

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Infographic: America’s growing demand for new home construction
HousingWire
The pace of new home construction is surpassing the number of available workers to do the job, according to a report and infographic from Coyne College. The college explained that in 2006, nearly two million total permits for housing were issued in the …

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Homebuilders call new labor law ruling crippling – CNBC

August 31, 2015

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Homebuilders call new labor law ruling crippling
CNBC
Homebuilders are balking at a new labor law ruling that puts them on the hook for issues involving millions of subcontractors. Roofers, plumbers, electricians, framers are just some of the 25 categories of subcontractors used to build a home. The
Builders: New NLRB rule could ‘cripple’ construction industry Construction Dive
Expanded joint employer definition clouds contractor, subcontractor ties Concrete Produts
NLRB Joint Employer Ruling Could Uproot Construction Industry ForConstructionPros.com

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Palm Harbor Homes Builds First Hurricane-Resistant Modular Houses with IBHS … – RealEstateRama (press release)

August 31, 2015

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Palm Harbor Homes Builds First Hurricane-Resistant Modular Houses with IBHS
RealEstateRama (press release)
The facility is the first factory in the country to receive a FORTIFIED Home – Hurricane certification to produce modular homes. The first three homes have been produced and shipped to South Florida where they will be permanently located. Palm Harbor

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Home builders in the Twin Cities score an August uptick – Minneapolis Star Tribune

August 28, 2015

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Home builders in the Twin Cities score an August uptick
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Despite two consecutive months of stronger permit activity, including a recent spike in single-family construction, home building in the region has been flat compared with last year. Here’s a response to the situation from BATC president, Chris

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2015 New Home Sales Projected to Increase – Builder Magazine

August 28, 2015

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2015 New Home Sales Projected to Increase
Builder Magazine
Amid interest rate increase jitters, it’s hard to anticipate how the market (and newhome buyers) will react. The markup necessary for builders to profit may become too much for buyers to enter the market. “A pricing bubble is coming if something doesn

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Rates: Should Home Builders Want a Fed Rate Increase? – Builder Magazine

August 28, 2015

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Rates: Should Home Builders Want a Fed Rate Increase?
Builder Magazine
The Federal Reserve has a big one coming up, and it can play importantly into the psychology, and therefore, the reality, of housing’s recovery. It is a be-careful-what-you-wish-for moment for home builders. September was to be the month that the Fed

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Big Banks defend mortgage scrutiny in wake of Home Capital fraud allegations – CBC.ca

August 28, 2015

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Big Banks defend mortgage scrutiny in wake of Home Capital fraud allegations
CBC.ca
Some of Canada’s biggest banks are defending their verification practices for mortgage applications in light of recent news that mortgage lender Home Capital Group Inc. cut ties with dozens of brokers over fraud allegations. A number of mortgage
Banks defend mortgage-verification practices in light of broker fraud allegation Toronto Star

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Over half a million UK home owners plan to pay off mortgage with pensions pot – Property Wire

August 28, 2015

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Daily MailOver half a million UK home owners plan to pay off mortgage with pensions potProperty WireImage Just over half a million people, some 631,000, in the UK intend to use all or part of their pension to help repay their mortgage balance, new rese…

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600000 homeowners plan to use pensions to pay off their mortgage – Daily Mail

August 27, 2015

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Daily Mail600000 homeowners plan to use pensions to pay off their mortgageDaily MailOne in ten homeowners aged over-40 will be forced to use their pensions to pay off their mortgages, figures reveal. In a worrying trend, more than 600,000 people believ…

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