New Construction Falls in June as Higher Prices, Mortgage Rates Hit Housing Market | Economy

New Construction Falls in June as Higher Prices, Mortgage Rates Hit Housing Market | Economy

New home construction slumped in June as both housing permits and new home starts fell from May levels, the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported on Tuesday. Permits came in at 1.685 million, down 0.6% from the revised May reading of 1.695 million while starts fell 2% to 1.559 million,

U.S. housing starts drop to nine-month low in June

U.S. housing starts drop to nine-month low in June

Carpenters work on building new townhomes that are still under construction while building material supplies are in high demand in Tampa, Florida, U.S., May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 19 (Reuters) – New U.S. home-building activity fell to a nine-month low in June and permits for

Common calendar, Packet papers, June 25

Common calendar, Packet papers, June 25

Ongoing Mercer County Library System’s annual Amateur Photo Contest is accepting submissions through Aug. 15. The theme is “Happiness is …” Photos will be displayed in the 2021 virtual exhibition. For complete details, visit https://mcl.org/events/amateur-photo-contest   McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton still has openings available for its summer camp. Second and third graders can join Creative

Bloomington Garden Walk June 5-6 offers hidden landscaping treasures

Bloomington Garden Walk June 5-6 offers hidden landscaping treasures

Nestled in a flower bed, the words engraved on a stone seem to say it best: “An Hour in the Garden Puts Life’s Problems in Perspective.” When I took a preview tour of the 30th Annual Summer Garden Walk in May 2019 with members of The Bloomington Garden Club, we had no idea what was