NAHB Forecasts Further Growth for Home Building Industry

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More good news for the home building industry. According to the latest NAHB Economics housing and economic forecast, single-family and multifamily construction will see strong growth rates, with remodeling experiencing lesser but still positive growth.

Super Bowl Countdown

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The big game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens is only four days away. What are your plans this year? If you’re planning on hosting a Super Bowl party on Sunday, check out the Johnsonville Sausage video below. [Note: the video is no longer available]

Get Cash Back for Weatherizing Your Home

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Did you know you can get cash back for weatherization and other home upgrades? It’s true. Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives for energy-efficient upgrades to single-family and multi-family homes in both Washington and Oregon. For instance, Energy Trust of Oregon will pay homeowners $150 to seal air leaks in their homes. Isn’t that […]

Johnsonville Sausage on KPTV Fox 12 This Weekend

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Johnsonville Sausage filmed a TV segment at Parr Cabinet Design Center (Murray) recently. In the segment, the Johnsonville chef shared some excellent Super Bowl recipes. The segment will air on KPTV Fox 12 this Saturday (6:55 am and 8:25 am) and Sunday (7:55 am).

Construction Industry is Looking Good – housing starts increased by 12.1%

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Good news for the construction industry. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, single-family and multifamily housing starts increased by 12.1% to 954,000 units last month. This is the highest rate in more than four years. Single-family housing starts jumped by 8.1% to 616,000 units in December. Multifamily construction fared even better with an increase of […]

It’s Brother Against Brother in Super Bowl 2013

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For the first time ever, two brothers will be coaching against each other in the Super Bowl. In less than two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. The head coach of the Ravens is John Harbaugh. His younger brother, Jim, is the head coach of the 49ers. […]

January 2013 NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index Remains Steady

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The latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was released today. Builders’ confidence remained at the same level (47) as last month. The index continues to hold at its highest level since April of 2006. The three-month moving average for the West increased by four points to 51.

You can put a hole in a TJI?

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I get this question all of the time. The fact of the matter is that you can cut holes big enough in an I-joist big enough to put ductwork in.

Framing Lumber Forecast: cloudy with a chance of higher prices

Framing Lumber Forecast: cloudy with a chance of higher prices

According to the latest Random Lengths lumber market report, prices of framing lumber has been increasing. For contractors, this means you need to keep higher prices in mind when you bid on your next job. For consumers, this means you should start your do-it-yourself projects as soon as possible.