Builder confidence is up in August

Builder confidence is up in August, particularly among builders of single-family homes, according to one national builders’ organization. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says the August builder confidence level rose four points over the July level to 68. The NAHB/WellsFargo Housing Market Index (HMI) surveys commercial and residential builders across the U.S. and […]

Open! Discovery Village at the Forum!

Open! Discovery Village at the Forum! Fort Myers’ newest and most luxurious independent living center is now formally opened and brand new! The formal ribbon-cutting ceremony took place August 2. “Our residents are always top of mind, and Discovery Senior Living pride ourselves on providing the best lifestyle possible to promote overall well-being and happiness,” said Richard J. […]

Construction spending was up in May

Construction spending was up in May, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, up for the month and up from 2016. “Construction spending during May 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,230.1 billion, nearly the same as…the revised April estimate of $1,230.4 billion,” said the Commerce Department. “The […]

Construction jobs bill passed the U.S. House

A construction jobs bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week but it’s unclear if the measure will make it through the U.S. Senate and into law. The House re-authorized the Perkins Act, a law originally adopted in 1948 and overhauled in 2006 which authorizes money to high schools and post-secondary schools for student […]

Construction wages are rising

Construction wages are rising, according to the most recent published surveys and will continue to rise through 2017. At least that’s the immediate past and future for construction staff wages and salaries – employees and workers to handle necessary tasks and jobs such as project estimating, project managing and supervising job sites. Construction staff wages […]

Construction financing with digital currency

A Texas developer became in May the first in the U.S. to offer construction financing with digital currency. The Serene Country Homes Group, based in Fort Worth, TX, launched the digital currency financing effort, sometimes called a “digital asset token” and in this specific effort called, the Real Estate Token or RET, to finance a […]