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U.S. new residential sales fell in April

U.S. new residential sales fell in April

Sales of new single-family residences nationally dropped off in April, compared to March 2017, but remained slightly ahead of the same month last year.

May 2017
Second large Proctor project starts

Second large Proctor project starts

Tacoma's Proctor neighborhood is once again bustling with construction activity as the second significant multi-family, mixed use project is underway.

May 2017

‘So much more’ than the numbers

"Service to others' is a personal guiding light for this finalist in 2017 Financial Executive of the Year recognition program, and that mission is while he's working, as well as within his local community – and the world.

April 2017

More new homes join inventory

Homebuilders in several areas of the South Sound are beginning to add completed projects to the starved market of residential real estate. This should help more frustrated home buyers find their new castle, maybe without competing bids.

April 2017

Commercial building a bright spot

Construction remains one of the stronger industry sectors, according to the monthly national employment report that was issued this morning.

April 2017

Fake L&I claims bring jail

Five years after an on-the-job injury claim from a construction accident, an Auburn man received a jail sentence this week, and was ordered to repay worker's compensation payments he collected.

April 2017

Builders will put down hammers to meet

As home builders amp up efforts to provide more housing options for growing South Sound populations, they will be taking a long lunch this Thursday to study the economic picture facing their industry. And you can join them.

April 2017

South Sound wins in state capital budget

It's only one-third of the way to a finish line, but a state capital spending plan that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday does include a number of projects in the South Sound.

March 2017
Family-owned McLendon sells

Family-owned McLendon sells

An announcement this morning from the fourth-generation family leader of McLendon Hardware stores disclosed that the group is being sold to a nationwide retail conglomerate. Gail and Mike McLendon reportedly will continue as corporate managers.

March 2017

Builders moderating high hopes

Confidence among contractors ended 2016 down, but still in positive territory, according to new survey results. Staffing levels, sales and profit margin expectations all fell a bit as last year ended.

March 2017
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