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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—November 2016

Posted: November 1, 2016 | Cost Trends

For the first time in the last few years the construction industry, which has been the darling of the economy, is reporting a downturn in growth.

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Construction Cost Trends—September 2016

Posted: September 1, 2016 | Cost Trends

The beat goes on … construction is sustaining 8-10% growth and is one of the stars of our national economy.

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Construction Cost Trends—July 2016

Posted: July 18, 2016 | Cost Trends

The construction industry remains on an upward track. Housing is still strong with gains of 10% and some clear signs of sustainable momentum. Commercial construction has had gains in the 10-15% range, with some red-hot regional markets showing gains over 20%. All segments of private construction are up and most of the public segments are following (but at a lesser rate of 7-8%). Hotels and offices are leading the way with lofty gains of 25-30%.

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