Washington, DC, April 16, 2021—Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,739,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 19.4% above the revised February estimate of 1,457,000 and is 37.0% above the March 2020 rate of 1,269,000.
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Chicago, IL, April 16, 2021-NeoCon is pleased to present a new and enhanced version of the Best of NeoCon Awards for the 2021 event, October 4 to 6 at The Mart in Chicago.
Ann Arbor, MI, April 16, 2021—Consumer sentiment rose 1.9% to 86.5 in early April, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.
Washington, DC, April 16, 2021—Strong buyer demand pushed builder confidence up in April even as builders continued to grapple with rising lumber prices and supply chain issues and consumers faced higher home prices due to a lack inventory.
Hamilton, NJ, April 16, 2021—The Dodge Momentum Index moved 1.7% higher in March to 151.4 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 148.8.
Cambridge, MA, April 15, 2021—Growth in improvement and repair expenditures to owner-occupied homes is expected to remain solid throughout the year and into 2022, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Washington, DC, April 15, 2021-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2021 were $619.1 billion, an increase of 9.8% from the previous month and 27.7% above March 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Malmo, Sweden, April 15, 2021-Bona released the results of its 2020 Sustainability Report.
Washington, DC, April 15, 2021—In the week ending April 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 576,000, a decrease of 193,000 from the previous week's revised level, according to the Department of Labor.
Viken, Sweden, April 15, 2021-Välinge Innovation announced that several U.S. distributors have signed up to offer its Välinge Flooring Hardened Wood Floor collection across North America.