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Mike LaFirenza is the lead writer for Construction Coverage. He’s a technology and finance buff who studied Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Santa Barbara. Out of school, he went on to manage SoftwareInsider, a software and business services reviews site with hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors, and a Graphiq website that later went on to be acquired by Amazon. As a child Mike would work on small home-improvement and landscaping projects with his father, who worked in construction for the city of Santa Monica. Mike spends much of his free-time researching finance, the stock market, and real estate.
The United States is experiencing one of the longest periods of economic expansion in its recent history with both employment rates and real median income rising. However, the number of newly constructed residential buildings nationwide is still far below its 2005 peak of 2.2 million units, with only 1.3 million units breaking ground in 2018. Residential ...