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4 hrs ago | Realtor Magazine

Why Buyers Are Annoyed With New Homes

An increasing labor shortage among homebuilders reportedly is causing more new homes to be delivered late, and buyers say they're getting frustrated that builders don't come back to fix common issues such as sticky doors and loose floor tiles after they move in.

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8 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Toronto-based Norbord Inc. reports lower Q2 earnings of $11 million

Norbord Inc. reported a profit of $11 million in its latest quarter, down from $53 million a year ago, as sales fell compared with the same quarter last year.

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Related Topix: Home, Huguley, AL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Oswego Ledger-Sentinel

A very positive economic sign

New home construction is continuing at a strong pace in Oswego and is showing signs of picking up in Montgomery, according to information provided this past week by officials with the two villages.

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Related Topix: Home, Oswego, IL, Montgomery, IL

Business Wire

Clayton Homes, Americaa s Largest Home Builder, Qualifies for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program

One of the test homes is the only manufactured home in the nation to qualify for the DOE Challenge Home Program.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Home

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NewsOK.com

Homebuilding slows, sales jump in Oklahoma City area

Brandon Waller of Affinity Homes shows the project home the company built at 1812 NE 27 Terrace in Moore for the Southwest Showcase of Homes.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma City, OK, Moore, OK, Home, Norman, OK

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico home building trending upward post-recession

Construction continues on single-family homes, many of which have "Sold" signs in front, on East Eaton Road on Friday in Chico.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Home

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Detroit News

Glenn Haege: MSU builds a greener campus we can learn from

MSU's green building focus hasn't trickled down to residential home building You hear a lot about green building these days, but like most things in the area of energy conservation, it takes time for such an initiative to become a common practice.

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Related Topix: Home, Michigan State University, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MarketWatch

Homebuilder shares dive on disappointing results, data

Shares of homebuilders took a dive Thursday after two sector heavyweights missed profit forecasts, and as data showed that new home sales declined much more than expected.

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Huntington News

U.S.: New Home Sales Down 8.1% in June

Sales of new single-family houses fell 8.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000 units in June, according to data released Thursday, July 24, 2014 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, DE

Point Reyes Light

Marty Medin, fireman and fisherman

Marty Medin, a fireman and 56-year West Marin resident known for his generosity and knack for fishing, died in Petaluma on July 9. He was 73. Marty was born in Seattle, Washington, in the early 1940s, to Dorothy Eldred, a Louisiana native who fastened rivets on the assembly line at a Boeing aircraft factory during World War II and later became a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, El Cerrito, CA, Inverness, CA, Home, Family, Kids

MLive.com

People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- July 24, 2014

People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.

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Related Topix: Home, Western Michigan University, Hope College

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SavannahNow

Original designer, contractor return to build shelter addition

Fourteen years after it moved into its current facility, SAFE Shelter, Savannah's only shelter for abused women and children, is expanding.

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Related Topix: Home, Family, Teenagers

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Students receive more than experience from home building

School may not start until August for Vigo County students, but that doesn't mean they aren't getting a head start on school projects.

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Related Topix: Home, Vigo County, IN

County 10 News

What does "Home" mean to you?

When do you feel at home? Does friendly, secure, and comfortable have anything to do with it? We think so.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Post-gazette.com

These dirt bags are in demand

When Mike Zock was involved in the Pittsburgh home-building industry in the early 2000s, he witnessed traditional sediment controls fail with each new rainfall.

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Related Topix: Home, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Daily Monitor

Our eco-friendly home

With a combination of ideas from magazines, hotels and other houses, the Porters built a two-bedroom grass-thatched house in 10 months, writes Joseline Adiru.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa

US News & World Report

Homeowners and Homebuilders Are Going Green

A promising trend in home construction is the rising number of certified green and energy efficient homes.

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The Age

Home construction expected to lift

Young families wanting new stand-alone houses are expected to drive a boom in residential construction in the next three years.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

MarketWatch

Here's what will hold back housing for the next two years

Home-building rates will remain low over the next couple of years as the population expands slowly and it remains tough to get a mortgage, among other market challenges, according to a Monday research report by analysts at RBC Capital Markets.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Seeking Alpha

No Need For Alarm Over Housing Starts Even As They Clash With Bullish Builder Sentiment

A recovery in home builder sentiment suggests that disappointing housing starts are more likely indicative of an on-going "bumping along" for the housing market.

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Related Topix: Home, Financial Markets

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