The Headlines August 25, 2017

Ten Home Building industry stories we have read recently:

  1. High-end development, down on the farm (agrihoods).  NAHBNow.
  2. Could a framing lumber shortage be underway?  ConstructionDIVE.
  3. More space, better resale value: what to know about finishing your basement.  The Washington Post.
  4. DHS to add 15,000 additional H-2B guest worker visas.  NAHBNow.
  5. EPA formally withdraws national post-construction rule.  NAHBNow.
  6. Soaring lumber prices a problem for home builders, buyers.  CNNMoney.
  7. The perk companies should be offering employees: help with housing.  CNBC.
  8. South State Bank commits $100 million to low-income, minority borrowers.  Housingwire.
  9. Greer CPW to expand infrastructure near GSP.  GSA Business Report.
  10.  South Carolina builders meet with EPA leaders.  NAHBNow.
August 25, 2017.

The Headlines: July 21, 2017

Ten Home Building industry stories we have read recently:

  • Jimmy Carter: Trump is right. Canada’s lumber trade practices are unfair. The Washington Post.
  • Builders, how do you define substantial completion for your subcontractors? Professional Warranty Service Corporation blog.
  • Deitz: slow but steady growth for housing. NAHBNow.
  • Home builders can’t find enough workers. CNN Money. (quoted: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard)
  • Real estate’s new normal: homeowners staying put. New York Times. (good news for remodelers?)
  • How tales of “flippers” led to a housing bubble. New York Times.
  • Former Chief Just offers stark reminder of South Carolina Construction Law. Midlandsbiz.
  • Worker-friendly rules scrapped by Labor Dept. USA Today.
  • Who’s powering the housing market? Surprise! It’s Millennials. NBC News.
  • Home building slowed as cities try to tame growth. USA Today.

July 21, 2017

Greenville is the ninth fastest growing city in America

According to a report by CNNMoney, Greenville was the ninth fastest growing city in America between 2000 and 2010.  CNN Money analyzed U.S. Census data to arrive at its report.

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Below is a list of the top 10 fastest growing cities in America:

Charlotte, NC, population 1.25 million, grew 64.6 percent
Raleigh, NC, population 884,891, grew 63.4 percent
Cape Coral, FL, population 530,920, grew 60.8 percent
Provo, UT, population 482,819, grew 59 percent
Austin, TX, population 1.36 million, grew 51.1 percent
Las Vegas, NV, population 1.89 million, grew 43.5 percent
McAllen, TX, population 728,825, grew 39.3 percent
Knoxville, TN, population 558,696, grew 33.1 percent
Greenville, SC, population 400,492, grew 32.5 percentSan Antonio, TX, population 1.76 million, grew 32.4 percent

Eight of the ten cities are in Southern states.  Greenville is the smallest city on the list, but if the entire metro area is included (Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson), the area’s population is about 1 million.