Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building

WASHINGTON - U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction fell only modestly.

US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

...from strong demand for aircraft, furniture and steel. The boost in manufacturing has helped to offset a slowdown in home building, but U.S. manufacturers face challenges in some of their major export markets. The European economy is performing...

Home-building frets as recovery dawdles

...economic recovery isn't getting much help from the home-building industry, which normally creates jobs and drives growth...fledgling recovery depends on government support. Home building unexpectedly plunged to its lowest point since April...

New home building helps U.S. economy

WASHINGTON -- Low mortgage rates and unemployment are keeping the American home-building industry going at a record pace even as other industries struggle to cope with fallout from world financial problems. Sales of...

Local building surprisingly on rise

Home building in the Augusta area was up in September, compared to the same month...figures are calculated monthly. Traditionally, fall triggers a lull in home building, brokers say. "Typically, the fourth quarter, it's going to dip...

Lax laws, licensing hamper home buyers

Who can you turn to when your dream home turns into a nightmare? With few state laws governing the home building industry in Georgia, you're essentially on your own. A home might be your biggest investment, but buyer beware. There are...

Company's foundation solid

...Ivey keep a simple saying framed in the office of their home building company, Ivey Residential: "I make my living building...who was a county engineer before starting his own home building business, J.W. Ivey and Associates, in 1984...

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Raining on their parade

With record low interest rates and robust economic conditions, Columbia County's leading industry, home building, was set to experience its best year ever. That was before the rain came. Four months of wet weather has created a game of...

US builders increase spending 0.6 percent in September

...0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said Thursday.The strength in September came from a 2.8 percent rise in home building. Spending on commercial projects such as office buildings and shopping centers fell 0.1 percent and spending on...

Home builder

...Perkins, 68 and now retired from the architecture and home building business, helped build more than 800 homes in Augusta...then to have a trained architect as a partner in a home-building company, Mr. Perkins said. In 1955, the pair began...

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