Home construction costs are going through the roof

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Construction material costs in 2018 are up about 10 percent compared to last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Some raw materials, like crude petroleum, are up nearly 50 percent.

Labor is also getting more expensive as construction workers are in high demand due to the skilled labor shortage.

As a homeowner getting ready to start a project, what can you do to mitigate t...

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