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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.
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.
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)
Fourteen years after it moved into its current facility, SAFE Shelter, Savannah's only shelter for abused women and children, is expanding.
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.
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.
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.
A promising trend in home construction is the rising number of certified green and energy efficient homes.
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.
Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion toward high-rise living should lengthen its life span even if it tempers its immediate benefits.
Loveland Habitat for Humanity wants to build three homes for flood victims using state Habitat and local funds to help get them into decent, affordable housing.
The view from the cul-de-sac atop an Austin hill at the end of a quiet street provided little entertainment as the nights dragged on longer than a scratched cornea.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 04:35 am
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