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Mild winter gives spring home remodeling a head start

NAHB says remodelers may struggle to meet rising demand
A new report from NAHB shows remodeling is on the rise, getting an early start this spring after a mild winter. Many homebuyers are taking out HELOCs for remodeling purposes as the loan rises in popularity with the fall of refinances. However, experts explain there is one problem blocking the new trend.
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Are factory-made homes the future of housing?

Solving construction labor shortage one robot at a time
Housing inventory recently hit an all-time low as builders struggle to keep up with the rising demand. One factor in the low inventory has been a shortage of construction workers, but a new trend could remedy that as it produces homes made by robots.
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Capital Economics: Trump’s wall will constrain housing starts

Constrain, but not derail
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico could create more competition in an already tight labor force. The construction labor market could see even more tightening, and constrain housing starts over the next couple years if Congress approves funding for the wall.
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