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Construction Cost Trends—January 2018

Posted: January 4, 2018 | Cost Trends

The construction economy is still good. Commercial is strong and residential is still in positive territory. Housing prices are still moving upward mostly due to a lack of inventory and pent-up demand.

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Construction Cost Trends—November 2017

Posted: October 30, 2017 | Cost Trends

Commercial and residential construction still strong. Public construction down. Housing prices still moving upward (mostly due to a lack of inventory and pent-up demand).

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Construction Cost Trends—September 2017

Posted: October 26, 2017 | Cost Trends

Commercial construction still booming. Residential coming back, but public construction down.  Housing inventory hits a 20-year low.

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Construction Cost Trends—May 2017

Posted: June 15, 2017 | Cost Trends

Construction is still going strong.  Cheap money is soon to be a thing of the past with the Fed raising rates and indicating additional increases to come.

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Construction Cost Trends—March 2017

Posted: April 18, 2017 | Cost Trends

Construction, the new administration’s designated economic engine, is up 5% for the year. Good, but not up to 2015’s torrid pace of 10%.

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