Industry Data & Research

And gives remodelers another reason to salvage materials

NARI reports that the harsh winter may have played a role in the decline of current condition ratings.

Remodeling permit histories for homes are blended with neighborhood data to create a new tool on, powered by

Market researcher teams with housing experts to launch first-of-its-kind housing index.

Research reveals most owners of green homes would purchase another.

Survey shows Scripps consumers more likely to spend on home improvement projects in the near future

Most remodelers who respond to storms find business booming despite associated risks.

General strengthening in the housing market over the past 18 months is translating into increased spending on home improvements, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity.

Professional Remodeler’s annual Market Leaders list, which identifies the top remodelers in the nation’s major markets. Many remodelers reported a better 2012 than 2011, as well as further positive sales trends for the first half of 2013.

Lending practices still affecting the size of projects, delaying others, but financing is better than it was two years ago.

The top reasons clients decide to remodel kitchen (left) and baths (right) as ranked by remodelers vary greatly.

Remodeling projects on the increase, profits also on the rise.

NARI’s first-quarter data of current and future remodeling business conditions is reaching new heights, as quarter-over-quarter increases are seen across all subcomponents measuring remodeling activity.

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Remodeling activity keeps up positive momentum

Spending by homeowners on improvement projects is expected to accelerate as the year progresses, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Construction spending rebounded in February with gains from depressed January levels in residential, private nonresidential, and public investment, according to an analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data.

Jobs were added in 29 states and D.C. during the past year; however, federal cuts might reduce gains.

A bill to reform the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Remodelers say green features add cost.

Remodelers say green features add cost.

Cost and return on investment remain a challenge in selling green remodeling projects.

As of 2011, metro areas with the highest per owner improvement spending included the rapidly growing Sunbelt metros of Austin, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, as well as traditionally stronger markets such as Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway in the housing sector, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Hurricane Standards from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety can help make roofs resilient in storms.

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