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Housing Starts Down 7% in July

Supply chain and labor shortages caused housing starts to decrease by 7% overall in July, with single-family starts decreasing 4.5%.

Andrew Nichols · September 09, 2021

Outdoor Market Spurred by Record Rate of New Homes with Patios

61.4% of all new homes built in 2020 had an outdoor patio, a record rate, which means likely means continued demand for outdoor technology.

Jason Knott · August 30, 2021

New Home Sales Decline in June Due to Continued Supply Chain Challenges

Sales of newly constructed homes are down for the third straight month as builders continue to combat higher construction costs and supply chain restrictions.

CE Pro Editors · July 29, 2021

Government Research Shows Housing Starts Increase 6.3% in June

Housing starts across the United States have increased as lumber prices start to lower, but other material costs continue to raise the price of completed homes.

CE Pro Editors · July 21, 2021

New Home Sales Drop 5.9% in May Due to Rising Housing Costs

Increased cost of building materials coupled with overall housing price increases has lead to a dip in new home sales for May 2021.

CE Pro Editors · July 13, 2021

Single-Family Housing Starts Up 4.2% in May

After a difficult April, housing starts rebounded in May, with overall starts up 3.6% and single-family starts up 4.2%.

CE Pro Editors · June 17, 2021

CE Pro Home Theater Deep Dive 2021: Home Theater’s Big Comeback

Spurred by a home entertainment demand surge during the pandemic, the average integrator installed 5 dedicated cinema rooms at $28,227 apiece, and 6 multipurpose home theater areas at $17,312 each over the past 12 months.

Jason Knott · June 16, 2021

New Home Sales Sink in April as Builders Deal with Lumber Price Increases

Due in part to recent Canadian lumber tariffs and general scarcity of building materials have caused new home sales to dip in April.

Andrew Nichols · June 03, 2021

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Construction Costs Climb, Housing Starts Dip 9.5% in April

As construction costs rise due to the price of lumber, homebuilders have slowed construction of new homes, leading to a seasonal dip in housing starts.

CE Pro Editors · May 19, 2021

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Single-Family Housing Starts Down 8.5% to Start 2021

While single-family housing starts ended 2020 on a high note, increases in lumber prices have added $24,000 to the cost of building the average home in 2021.

CE Pro Editors · March 17, 2021