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Single-Family Housing Construction Sags in 2023, But Better Times are on the Horizon

Feb. 22, 2024
Last year was not the best of times for U.S. single-family building permits because high mortgage rates scared away potential homebuyers. At the national level, in 2023 single...
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Sunbelt Housing Markets Continue to Dominate Single-Family Building Permits

Nov. 30, 2023
While permit activity is down year-over-year, some markets continue to shine.
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Rapid Population Growth Sparks Electrical Sales Potential in 25 Fast-Growing Markets

Oct. 5, 2023
These 25 metros look like good bets for solid growth in 2024.
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July Housing Starts Show Positive Growth, Edge Up +5.9% to 1.45 Million Starts

Aug. 25, 2023
Housing starts outpaced permits in July with a +6.7% increase in single-family starts.
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Handful of Metropolitan Areas Will See Bulk of Residential Building in 2023

March 8, 2023
Building permit activity for 2022 was quite consolidated, with the majority of the activity in the Sunbelt or Intermountain states. The 10 largest markets (see chart on page 3...
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Housing Market’s Slump Will Continue in 2023, But Some Local Markets Still Shine

Nov. 1, 2022
While the timing and severity of any upcoming recession is uncertain, there’s little doubt that the U.S. housing market’s woes will continue into the near future. While that’s...