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    Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

    The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?

    Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

    The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.


    Construction Training Program for Girl Scouts Launches This Fall

    Only 11 percent of construction workers in 2020 were women. The Home Depot Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the...


    When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

    Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


    OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

    OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.

    New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

    Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


    Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

    Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.

    The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

    Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.


    Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

    The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


    Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

    The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...


    Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

    A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?

    Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

    The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.


    Remodeling Industry Celebrates National Home Remodeling Month

    As the home improvement craze continues to sweep across the U.S., a leading industry group shares resources and tips all...


    NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

    Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...


    How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

    Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


    Austrian Startup Unveils Multitasking Construction Robot

    A new construction robot is in development that can handle a bunch of jobsite tasks ... and it can climb...

    Thryv Hosting Free Virtual Seminar for HVAC Pros

    Calling all HVAC pros! Join this free seminar to boost your business or career.


    NAHB Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week

    The goal is to educate construction workers on vaccine safety and get the industry vaccinated.


    The Home Depot Sponsors ‘Signing Day’ for Trade School Students

    The home improvement center teams up with SkillsUSA to celebrate high school graduates entering careers in the trades.


    Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

    After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...


    Makita Pushes Cordless Power Forward With New Battery Platform

    The XGT System could be the next step in eliminating cords from the job site.


    Construction Labor Shortage: Study Finds 430,000 Workers Needed

    The construction industry is getting busier every day and needs to hire a lot more workers to keep up.


    Lowe’s Unveils New ‘Flex’ Power Tools for Pros

    Lowe's latest battery platform promises powerful, fast tools for pros.


    Paycheck Protection Program Out of Funds, No Longer Accepting Applications

    The Paycheck Protection Program has run its course after providing well over half a trillion dollars in loans to small...

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    What to Know About Virtual Interior Designers

    If you need a little help redecorating your home, online design companies can lend a hand — without breaking your...


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    The Healthy Way to Handle Home Repair Providers

    Here are seven expert-recommended ways to keep everyone safe and healthy when hosting a home repair contractor.


    The Incredibly Bland Presidential Homes

    Some presidents like the simpleness of a home following their presidency, check out some of the blandest presidential homes.


    What Houses Used to Look Like 100 Years Ago

    Fashion is cyclical, but some things in homes never go out of style.


    50 Wildest Home Designs You’ve Got to See to Believe

    Can you imagine living in one of these wild homes?


    13 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

    Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're...