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5/6/22

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to help battle inflation. What does that mean for the building industry?

5/6/22

Millennials are reaching the age where they're buying larger houses. What does that mean for the housing market, and how are builders responding?

5/4/22

Enhancing outdoor spaces is a big trend in home remodeling, and more and more people are choosing composite decking due to its versatility, simplicity, and increasing design options.

3/31/22

We're is proud to include thousands of talented women across the country among our team members. For Women in Construction week, we asked for nominations to highlight some of the best. We received hundreds of nominations, so it was tough to pick only a few, but here are some of the best you can expect to work with at Builders FirstSource.

12/27/21
What are homeowners doing to improve their homes heading into 2022? We talked to designers, analyzed surveys and other data to see what’s important to people as we venture into the new year.
11/23/21
According to the latest industry data, new home sales are a strength but supply issues persist.
11/12/21
The supply chain remains a problem for the building industry, forcing companies to adjust and innovate to remain efficient.
9/27/21
Demand for housing remains high, but what are the challenges that builders are facing to keep up with the demand? In this article, we’ll review what builders are saying they’re working to overcome as we head into the last quarter of the year.
9/15/21
We’ve discussed how the housing market fared during the first half of the year, but what does the balance of 2021 look like? In this article, we’ll take a look at recent new home sales, current inventory and housing starts to assess the strength of the market for the remainder of the year.
6/15/21
Move-up buyers—not first-time homebuyers—are dominating the market today. And it makes sense. Tethers to the office have been loosened for many, making certain buyers well-positioned to drive up prices.
6/11/21
As we approach the second half of 2021, the world is beginning to look a lot different. At the end of May, half of U.S. adults had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Restrictions are being loosened across the country. So, what does this mean for the housing industry?
12/22/20
The housing industry has experienced record new home sales in 2020. However, housing affordability remains a nationwide issue with significant, far-reaching impacts.