Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door
Some rays of light this week in what has otherwise been a pretty dismal summer. The Commerce Department reported yesterday
a seasonally-adjusted jump of more than 10 percent in housing starts in
August. This was more of an increase than many economists expected,
which doesn't really surprise me. I would imagine one would be hard
pressed to find a cheery economist these days.
One month worth of
numbers certainly doesn't mean we're happily recovered, but I do wonder
if you saw business mirror this report. Particularly for our new
construction providers—yes, you.... wake up! I'm talking to you this
week—did you see your own numbers nudge upward a bit toward the latter
part of the summer?
After taking a moment to vote in this week's
poll, share some thoughts about what you're seeing in the new
construction market in your area. Have we finally worked through the
mountains of inventory? Are builders starting to request more quotes
and move on more jobs? Post a comment or send me an email. Let's Talk.