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Builders begin long climb back

By Ken Ryan

Volume 26/Number 17; January 7/14, 2013

The builder market appears to be stirring from its several-years-long slumber. Confidence among builders and, in turn, flooring manufacturers—along with tangible statistical evidence—are the latest signs that the market for remodeling and new home construction is trending upward for the first time in years.

December was the eighth straight month in which builder sentiment rose, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo & Co., which gauges current and future sales expectations and buyer traffic. Continue reading Builders begin long climb back