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Construction Cost Trends—July 2018

Posted: July 18, 2018 | Cost Trends

Construction, while still strong, is not “booming” like before. Still growing at a clip of 4–5% over last year, we are seeing regional declines in the center of the country with continued growth on the coasts.

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Construction Cost Trends—May 2018

Posted: May 1, 2018 | Cost Trends

Construction remains relatively strong, but compared to the last few years it’s not booming. Currently, it’s at a 4-5% increase over last year. Home prices are still moving upward because of short supply; not demand and this part of the equation needs to be watched. There is still some chatter of a looming sub-prime problem, let’s hope it’s unfounded.

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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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