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DataDigest: Construction costs easing for homebuilders

Housing Wire

New home construction exploded early in the pandemic as soaring home demand squeezed existing inventory nationwide, giving homebuilders a much bigger share of a shrinking pie. Index values for most construction inputs are down from 2022 but remain above pre-pandemic levels. That could set the backdrop for a slower pace of construction.

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NAHREP launches National Hispanic Construction Alliance

Housing Wire

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals is launching a new trade organization to support Latino construction businesses and workers in building capacity, access to capital and creating business opportunities for its members. of construction workers compared to 18.5% Hispanics represent 27.7%

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Home prices soar even as sales, construction slow

Real Estate News

The median sale price for existing homes hit a record $419,300 in May, NAR reported, but home sales were lackluster and new construction has cooled.

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Construction worker shortage has reached “crisis” levels

Housing Wire

To keep pace with current construction demand, and account for attrition, 740,000 new construction workers are needed each year for the next three years , a report by the Home Builders Institute contends. million new hires for construction. The construction worker shortage has reached crisis level.

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Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Construction is constantly evolving but not in the matter of building the biggest tower anymore-- it's about utilizing our technological advances to make sure we are doing our jobs better, faster, and more efficiently. How do we navigate the digital channels that the construction industry is in? Where do even begin?

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Residential construction jobs slowly return

Housing Wire

The construction sector added a total of 31,000 jobs in November, on par with the two prior months. Specialty contractors showed the largest gains with an increase of 13,000 jobs, while persons employed in construction of buildings, and civil and heavy engineering rose by 10,000 and 8,000 jobs, respectively. While this is a 0.4%

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UWM rolls out construction-to-permanent loans

Housing Wire

Michigan-based lender United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has introduced a construction-to-permanent loan that covers the cost of building a home and then converts to a permanent mortgage once construction is complete. The loan will cover an 11-month maximum build period with a one-month modification.