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New Home Sales Increase 1.5%, NAHB Optimistic for 2019

After a dip in November, new home sales ended 2018 trending upwards, with growth expected to continue into the early months of 2019.

CE Pro Editors · March 06, 2019

Housing Starts Dip in September With Multifamily Starts Down 15.2%

According to the Commerce Department, housing starts sank last month due to a critical shortage of properties for sale and rising mortgage rates.

CE Pro Editors · October 25, 2018

NAHB Report: Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High

According to the National Association of Home Builders, housing starts have reached a post-recession high, with starts increasing 5 percent in May.

CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2018

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to ‘pro-business sentiment in Washington’, but MDU starts will fall.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2018

Home Builders, Lighting Control Industry Beg: No More AFCI Mandates!

More arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) in homes have been proposed for NEC 2020, but the NAHB argues it won’t improve safety, and home-tech integrators bemoan dimming issues and nuisance trips.

Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2017

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

January 13, 2017

Report: New Home Construction Reaches 9-Year High

Good news for CE pros, especially those working in MDUs: single-family home construction is up 10.7% and multifamily home building is up 68.8%.

Chelsea Cafiero · November 23, 2016

5 Things Millennials Will Want to See in Single-Family Homes

When Millennials do finally move out of their Mom’s basement or their rented apartment in Williamsburg, they’re going to be looking for certain amenities in their new homes.

Chuck Schneider · October 20, 2016

US House of Reps Aims to Delay Overtime Law; Lawsuit Filed by NAHB

Starting Dec. 1, 2016, integrators must pay overtime to any worker earning less than $47,476 annually, more than double the previous threshold. NAHB lawsuit aims to stop the law from being enacted while pushing for a gradual increase in the limit.

Jason Knott · October 03, 2016

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

Jason Knott · May 03, 2016