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SPOTSYLVANIA HIGH CLASS MAKING SKATEBOARDS

Spotsylvania High shop students making skateboards as final project by Adele Uphaus Christian Kelley uses a bandsaw to trim a skateboard deck while Edwin Martinez (background) sands the edges of his board during a recent woodworking class at Spotsylvania High School....

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Building Materials Top Housing Concerns

Builder confidence held stable in May, despite growing concerns over the price and availability of most building materials, including lumber. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today shows that builder confidence in the market for newly...

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NEW-HOME LOT INVENTORY DROPS 24.2% YOY TO NEW LOWS

Zonda’s New Home Lot Supply Index fell to 49 in Q1, down 10.1% from the previous quarter. By Mary Salmonsen for Builder New-home lot supply has tightened considerably across the U.S., according to Zonda. Its latest New Home Lot Supply Index came in at 49 for the first...

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Strong Single-Family Permit Gains to Start the Year

The total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 164,901— a 16.6% increase over February 2020. Single-family permits increased in all four regions, with the Midwest reporting the strongest increase (24%) and the West reporting the...

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