Thursday, March 21, 2013
List of Improving Housing Markets Grows to 274 in
The list of major markets (MSAs) included in the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) grew to 274 out of a possible 361 in March, from 259 in February. With 76 percent of the markets included the housing market recovery is on more solid footing than it was at this time last year.
The index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. The index has shown steady growth over the past year as national measures of housing market improvement including housing starts and house prices have also shown consistent strength.
While we expect this positive momentum to continue, it’s important to understand that many markets are just beginning the recovery process, and that numerous issues – from credit availability to the rising cost of building materials and emerging lot shortages – are slowing the pace of that advancement.
The expanding housing recovery is energizing communities nationwide by generating jobs and local tax revenues and it could be an even more potent force for economic growth if credit for building and buying homes was more readily available.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
METAL and SHINGLE ROOFING, GUTTERS
G&S METAL ROOFING FABRICATION SHOP
G&S has a complete metal roofing fabrication shop able to fabricate:
1.5" and 2" standing seam
1.75 snap clip
1.5" snap clip
1" fastener flange
5-V 24" and 21"
ALL are DADE COUNTY approved.
Accessories, roofing and flashings in .032, .040, and .050 aluminum, 22 ga. 24 ga. and 26 ga. galvalume and copper.
Kyner 500 paint finish available.
G&S also stocks GAF NS lifetime roofing and offers shingle roofing supplies or turnkey installation.
5" and 6" k-style gutter
6" half round gutter
Commercial box gutter
Friday, February 22, 2013
Home Prices Grow at Fastest Pace in Seven Years
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
When the building industry in the South Carolina Lowcountry came crashing to its knees half a decade ago, G&S adapted and began seekinig ways to expand their range of potential customers. Steele told Charleston Style & Design writer Brian Sherman, he made it through what he described as "the great depression of the building industry" by taking on more commercial projects, offering products such as metal roofing and Nichiha fiber cement siding. View the complete article which discusses various types of metal roofing, as well as Nichiha fiber cement siding
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
IBS and KBIS to Co-Locate Beginning in 2014!
We are pleased to announce that IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will co-locate beginning in 2014. That's right, Design and Construction Week will take over Las Vegas.
The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, giving you more bang for the buck! Make plans to join us in Las Vegas, February 4-6, 2014. Stay tuned for updates.