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EPA Formaldehyde Regulation Delayed

EPA Formaldehyde Regulation Delayed

Washington, DC, March 24, 2017—The effective date of the EPA formaldehyde regulation, originally March 21, has been delayed until May 22, according to the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association.

New Home Sales Rose 6.1% in February

New Home Sales Rose 6.1% in February

Washington, DC, March 23, 2017— Sales of new single-family houses in February 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, 6.1% above the revised January 2017 estimate of 558,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Architecture Billings Returned to Growth in February

Architecture Billings Returned to Growth in February

Washington, DC, March 22, 2017—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was 50.7, up from a score of 49.5 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

FHFA Home Price Index Flat in January

FHFA Home Price Index Flat in January

Washington, DC, March 22, 2017—U.S. house prices remained flat in January according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI).