Housing Trends

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A Look at Some Surprising Housing Indicators

More housing starts will lead to an increase in ready-mixed concrete volume. More

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Housing Industry Remains Strong Despite Infrastructure Plan Being Put on Hold

The ever-growing housing market is shoring up the recovery in ready-mixed concrete... More

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How Sub-Prime Mortgages Are Making a Comeback

More mortgages will drive more housing starts, which is good news for concrete... More

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Is Infilling Over?

Empty-nest Baby Boomers and recent college graduates spurred development around central business districts nationwide with multimodality and other quality-of-life features. Now the trend seems to be reversing. More

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LA Housing Partnership Commits to Building Stronger Communities

The coalition of civic organizations dedicated to secure housing is growing. More

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Home Builder Confidence Reaches an 18-Year High

New home construction is a key driver for the ready mixed concrete industry. More

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Where are the Top Housing Markets for 2018?

Projected market growth for next year bodes well for concrete producers. More

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How Young Adults Are Shaping Infill Plans

They need housing they can afford in locations where the jobs are. Municipalities... More

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Construction Confidence Slides in the Second Half of 2015, But Still Strong

Sales expectations, profit margin expectations, and staffing level intentions of nonresidential construction industry professionals declined slightly in the second half of 2015, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) semiannual Construction Confidence Index released Thursday morning. More

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We Have LOTS to Talk About

Metrostudy's chief economist Brad Hunter talks lot deliveries and housing starts. What have we learned this year and what will we see in 2015? More

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