HLG News & Updates

  • New Residential Construction Statistics for April 2015

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have recently announced new residential construction statistics for April 2015.  According to the data, building permits for privately-owned housing units...

  • Construction Unemployment Rate Drops in April 2015

    As recently reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry has added 45,000 jobs in the month of April.  Along with the job increase, the construction unemployment rate has dropped to 7.5% from the previous...

  • Construction Spending Annual Rates for March 2015

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for March 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $966.6 billion.  This rate is a decrease of 0.6 percent from the revised...

  • New Residential Construction Statistics for March 2015

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have recently announced new residential construction statistics for March 2015.  According to the data, building permits for privately-owned housing...

  • Construction Spending Annual Rates for February 2015

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for February 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $967.2 billion.  This rate is a slight decrease of 0.1 percent from...

  • New Residential Construction Statistics for February 2015

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have recently announced new residential construction statistics for February 2015.  According to the data, building permits for privately-owned housing...

  • Construction Spending Annual Rates for January 2015

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for January 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971.4 billion.  This rate is a decrease of 1.1 percent from the revised...

  • Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to Maryland Tax Judgment Liens

    On February 3, 2015, the Court of Special Appeals found in the case of State of Maryland, Comptroller of Maryland v. Kenneth R. Shipe that tax judgment liens never expire in the state of Maryland.  The ruling was decided by Judge...

  • New Residential Construction Statistics for January 2015

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have recently announced new residential construction statistics for January 2015.  According to the data, building permits for privately-owned housing...

  • Construction Spending Annual Rates for December 2014

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for December 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $982.1 billion.  This rate is up 0.4 percent from the revised...

  • New Residential Construction Statistics for December 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have recently announced new residential construction statistics for December 2014.  According to the data, building permits for privately-owned...

  • Maryland Minimum Wage Increases for 2015

    The minimum wage for most employees in Maryland has increased from $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.  The recent wage increase was the first of a series of wage raises slated to take place throughout...

  • Construction Spending Annual Rates for November 2014

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for November 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $975.0 billion, a slight decrease of 0.3 percent from the revised...

  • New Residential Construction Statistics for November 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have recently announced new residential construction statistics for November 2014.  According to the data, building permits for privately-owned...

  • Construction Spending Annual Rates for October 2014

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for October 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971.0 billion.  This rate is an increase of 1.1 percent from the revised...