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  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

Multifamily Production: 1st Quarter 2016

An elevated market share for rental multifamily homes is holding typical new apartment size below levels seen during the pre-recession period. However, as multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily homes is likely to rise. The recent pattern of change in the size of new multifamily units stands in contrast to the post-recession increase in the size of typical new single-family homes.

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

May 20th, 2016|
  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

Rental surge: Why more people are opting out of homeownership

Has the Great Recession launched a new era of renting versus buying that will eventually result in a nation where more people rent their homes than purchase them? Or is the increase in renters these days due to an “over-correction” in the market? According to the latest “State of the Nation’s Housing” report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the U.S., in less than a decade, lost all its homeownership gains of the last 20 years.

Read more at HOUSINGWIRE

May 20th, 2016|
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WMA News Brief – May 19, 2016

ALERT!  HOTEL POACHING ADVISORY
Beware of solicitation from unauthorized hotels and housing agencies

There are hotel booking and housing agencies contacting World Millwork Alliance members and exhibitors claiming to represent WMA; stating that the convention hotel, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel, is sold out and offering to book hotel rooms for the WMA Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Phoenix, Arizona, this October.  Attendees and exhibitors who may be subject to inappropriate solicitation from hotels or third-party housing agencies should be aware that these solicitors are not affiliated with the WMA Annual Convention & Tradeshow.

Poachers may offer a lower hotel rate than the rates offered in our official block. Consequently, the reserved rooms may be of significantly lower quality, cancellation polices are often intolerant.

WMA goes to great lengths to ensure that every aspect of your convention and tradeshow experience is of the highest quality and value. Poachers do not have your best interests in mind, nor are they committed to providing a high level of customer service.

WMA convention host hotel is the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel located next to the Phoenix Convention Center. Always refer to the WMA website for hotel room night availability or contact WMA directly.

We encourage you to book your accommodations through the official WMA Annual Convention hotel block directly through the WMA website when you register for the convention.

Any offers from other housing agents or agencies and/or hotels not listed in our block are not endorsed by WMA. Please report any unauthorized solicitations to WMA at Mail@worldmillworkalliance.com or by contacting WMA directly (727) 372-3665.

Registration for the WMA 52nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow to be opening soon! Check the WMA website for the latest updates.


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May 20th, 2016|
  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

The Next Big Thing: Construction site drones

Drone technology is already changing the way we deliver pizza, monitor our environment, and conduct surveillance. Why wouldn’t it change the building industry as well?

Read more at HBSDEALER

May 20th, 2016|
  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

Slight Gains for Custom Home Building

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of custom home building starts (homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor) posted a slight increase on a year-over year basis as of the first quarter of 2016. There were 31,000 total custom starts for the start of 2016, compared to 25,000 for the first quarter of 2015.

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

May 20th, 2016|
  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

Prices of Building Materials Increases in April, Like Most Goods

Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) rose 0.2% in April according to the latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The gains were broad-based as the prices for goods and services which posted increases of 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively. Prices for goods advanced 0.2% as declines in prices for trade, transportation, and warehousing were more than offset by a 0.3% increase among all other service prices.  Prior to the 1.8% increase in March, energy prices had declined in seven of the prior eight months. The price index for core goods (i.e. goods less food and energy) rose 0.3%.

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

May 20th, 2016|