Lot Sizes Shrinking Nationwide

Lot sizes are always getting smaller. Over the last decade alone, the national average lot size for a new family home build has dropped by nearly 2,000 square feet from 10,500 square-feet in 2010 to 8,700 square feet in 2020. While lots have been getting smaller, homes have been getting bigger—growing from an average of …

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Construction Set to Continue to Rise through Winter

Sustained growth through the summer and fall have left most construction professionals feeling positive about growth through the coming winter months. A recent study by the National Association of Home Builder’s Housing Market Index and Remodeling Market Index showed very high scores of 85 and 82 (out of 100), respectively. October’s score of 85 was even a new …

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NAHB Creates Materials To Help During the Pandemic

Residential construction is a key industry in the push to economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The construction industry is critical to the economic success of local communities,” says Greg Zick from the NAHB. “Home building has positive national economic impacts and generates jobs in industries such as manufacturing and engineering. A healthy economy relies on …

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Construction Industry faces Labor Shortages

As the construction industry rebounds, construction companies are faced with increasingly problematic labor shortages that have caused delays of up to 30 days on new home builds. During the downturn, many construction professionals moved to other industries to find work which accounts for the current shortages experienced in both the building material manufacturing and construction industries. As construction slowed during the recession, the number of workers decreased from its 2006 high of 3.45 million workers to just under 2 million by March 2011.

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Dallas Builder’s Association Show 15 October

The DBA is hosting the Dallas Builder’s Show on October 15 which offers industry professionals a day of insights and opportunities. The DBA Show kicks off with a member’s meeting with special guest speakers Ross Perot Jr. and Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, have a trade show featuring 70 exhibitors and a cocktail reception in the evening will benefit the worthy Operation Finally Home.

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