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North Texas home starts boom as builders struggle to meet buyer demand

North Texas builders scrambling to meet a flood of buyers have boosted home starts to the highest level in more than a decade.



a pile of dirt in front of a building: D-FW home starts are up by more than a third from last year.


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D-FW home starts are up by more than a third from last year.

Dallas-Fort Worth single-family home starts soared by more than 34% in the third quarter from a year earlier, rising in the face of the pandemic and recession. Builders started almost 13,000 local houses during the just-completed quarter, according to just-released data from Residential Strategies Inc.

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“Back when the pandemic hit, we were bracing for a pretty tough summer with all the job loss,” said Ted Wilson, principal for the Dallas-based housing consultant. “But everything opened up in May with strong sales and it has continued onward.

“It’s pretty amazing considering the backdrop of COVID.”

Wilson said the third-quarter D-FW home starts were the strongest since

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Softening lumber prices offer hope for homebuyers, renovation project builders

Analysts say recent softening of record high prices for lumber could translate into a little relief for homebuyers and do-it-yourselfers while continuing to spur high profits for producing companies.

RBC analyst Paul Quinn says a US$14 drop to US$941per thousand board feet in the North American framing lumber composite price on Friday represents the first weekly decline noted by industry watcher Random Lengths since April 10. In the same week last year, the price was US$367.

He says declines could be expected to continue in coming weeks, but pointed out the November lumber futures contract increased US$28 over the same week to US$607 per thousand board feet.

Kevin Mason, managing director of ERA Forest Products Research, says prices are levelling off after hitting record levels this summer because price-conscious buyers are delaying projects and the peak summer construction season is drawing to a close.

However, he said the change in

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The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is underway

With 70,000 square feet available, this show offers plenty of space to stay socially distant.

ST. LOUIS — The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is underway. Doors opened at 10 a.m. today at the St. Charles Convention Center.

This is a great place to check out if you’re planning some fall and winter projects this year.

With 70,000 square feet available, this show offers plenty of space to stay socially distant.

The Builders Home & Remodeling Show runs from September 25 – 27, 2020. The hours for Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the hours for Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center, which is located at One Convention Center Plaza in Saint Charles, Mo. For more information, call (314) 994-7700 or visit stlhomeshow.com/HomeRemodeling.

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Green Mountain Builders begin new custom home in Naples Park

Green Mountain Builders, a Southwest Florida custom home building and remodeling company has started a new custom home in Naples Park, Naples, Florida. It is their fifteenth start in five years in this perfectly located neighborhood west of US 41 (Tamiami Trail North). This gorgeous home is the largest one-story home to be built on a standard homesite in Naples Park.



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: Construction has begun on the Napoli 4 model, a four bedroom, plus study/den, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof.


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Construction has begun on the Napoli 4 model, a four bedroom, plus study/den, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof.

This magnificently designed Napoli 4 model is a four bedroom, plus study/den, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof.

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“The Napoli has been refined to reflect the feedback we have received from our clients.

The result is the most beautiful Napoli yet. The

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New-home construction pulls back slightly, as builders shift attention away from the multifamily sector

ECONOMIC REPORT



a tall building in a city: The pace of construction for new multifamily housing units slowed significantly between July and August.


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The pace of construction for new multifamily housing units slowed significantly between July and August.

The numbers: U.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million in August, representing a 5% decrease from the previous month but a 3% uptick from a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

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Permitting activity occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.47 million, down 1% from July but roughly even with the pace from August 2019.

Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to occur at a pace of 1.52 million and building permits to come in at a pace of 1.55 million.

What happened: The dip in housing starts and building permits was driven by declines in multifamily construction activity. Multifamily starts fell 25% between July and August, while the number of new permits issued for multifamily

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Beyond Construction Builders Maximizes Spaces While Minimizing Costs – Press Release

San Jose, CA – Sep 12, 2020 – The old adage “You get what you pay for,” is a concept that Beyond Construction Builders (BCB) takes very seriously. Specializing in kitchens and bathrooms, the company is dedicated to providing exceptional service and integrity in building.

BCB’s comprehensive experience enables clients to optimize their projects and minimize costs while creating highly functional and sophisticated spaces. The philosophy at Beyond Construction Builders is one of Integrity, Commitment, Safety and Value. The knowledgeable experts have access to an outstanding range of materials that will provide the durability and fashionable appearance that discerning clients want.

The company offers a line of solid frame, semi-custom cabinets from which to choose from. Available in nine different styles, the cabinets feature hardware from the well-known German manufacturer Blum. Clients can also select from among six European-style frameless kitchen cabinets.

The company offers an extensive array of pre-construction

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