Economic Conditions

IBS Wrap and 2017 Outlook
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IBS Wrap and 2017 Outlook

Out of the aisles and back in the trenches and job sites ... here's some... More

Homeowners Hired Pros to Remodel 66% of Kitchens, 58% of Baths, NKBA Survey Finds
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Homeowners Hired Pros to Remodel 66% of Kitchens, 58% of Baths, NKBA Survey Finds

K+B business for all renovations, new homes worth $134 billion in 2015 More

How to Align Your Firm with Client Needs
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How to Align Your Firm with Client Needs

As firms restructure and plan for the future, the needs and wants of the owner,... More

BLS: U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs in December
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BLS: U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs in December

Despite a lackluster year-end report, average hourly earnings make the largest 12-... More

BLS: 156,000 Jobs Added in December; Construction Sheds 3,000
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BLS: 156,000 Jobs Added in December; Construction Sheds 3,000

Despite a lackluster year-end report, the BLS reports wage growth not seen since... More

2017: Progress and Uncertainty
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2017: Progress and Uncertainty

The past year marks continued recovery as consumer demand for new homes has made... More

A New Year's Outook for Business
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A New Year's Outook for Business

University of Maryland professors consult the Oracle of MBA. More

Home Buyers Will be More Resilient Than You Might Think
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Home Buyers Will be More Resilient Than You Might Think

When asked what they'd do if mortgage rates rise, most home buyers said they would... More

Growth in Architecture Billings Hangs on in November
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Growth in Architecture Billings Hangs on in November

Today's report from the AIA shows that the market for architecture and design... More

Starts Down in November, Permits Up
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Starts Down in November, Permits Up

This month's result marks a -4.1% decrease from October's downward-revised rate of... More

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