Industry Data & Research

Florida Home Improvement Associates chooses Texas remodeler Statewide Remodeling to start its national expansion

BuildFax Remodeling Index, July 2012, increase, regional, Northeast

Remodeling activity jumps 15 percent in July 2012

Residential remodels authorized by building permits in the U.S. in July were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 3,144,000, according to the latest data from the BuildFax Remodeling Index.

Tax credits still having negative impact on window market

Buildfax Remodeling Index, building permits, June 2012, regional, decline

BuildFax Remodeling Index dips 1 percent in June

Data from the latest release of the BuildFax Remodeling Index showed residential remodels authorized by building permits posted a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2,725,000 in June.

Report shows EPA underestimated costs tied to lead paint rule

Report shows EPA underestimated costs tied to lead paint rule

The EPA's Inspector General recently reported on the findings of an investigation into the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. Not surprisingly, that report determined that the EPA underestimated the rule’s cost and overestimated its benefits.

The remodeling industry numbers are very strong: remodeling in the U.S. generates about $300 billion annually, which is more than commercial construction, public works projects and retail clothing sales combined.

Remodeling Market Index, second quarter 2012, RMI, future activity, optimism

Remodeling Market Index recedes slightly in second quarter

The second quarter results of the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) slipped under pressure from a softening labor market, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropping two points to 45.

BuildFax Remodeling Index, May 2012, building permits, 6 percent increase

BuildFax Remodeling Index: Remodels rose 6 percent in May

Residential remodels authorized by building permits in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2,663,000, according to the latest BuildFax Remodeling Index data, released Tuesday.

LIRA, U.S. remodeling activity, Harvard, July 2012, growth, 2013

LIRA forecasts remodeling surge through end of 2012, into 2013

With home sales picking up and contractors seeing more positive business conditions in the future, remodeling activity in the U.S. is in a position to see accelerated growth by the end of this year and into 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity.

Paint and coatings company Behr Process Corp. is on its second mobile tour across the country to showcase its BehrPro program.

With larger homes, more home electronics, and more appliances in homes, it may not be much of a surprise that energy consumption in the United States has increased. 

Trulia: Home asking prices up 0.3 percent, but still outpaced by rising rents

Trulia: Home asking prices up 0.3 percent, but still outpaced by rising rents

Following a flat report in May, the Trulia Price Monitor for June shows that the asking prices for homes listed for sale in the 100 largest metro areas were up 0.3 percent last month (both YoY and MoM). Rents increased 5.4 percent YoY, outpacing price increases in most markets.

J.D. Power, satisfaction, annual study, windows, patio doors, Simonton, customer

J.D. Power: Satisfied window, patio door customers focus on quality, not price

The 2012 edition of J.D. Power and Associates’ Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study revealed that highly satisfied window and patio door customers focused more on a brand’s reputation and quality than price.

Exterior projects rebounding, exclusive Professional Remodeler research says

April existing home sales were up 10 percent from a year ago and prices saw their biggest increase in 6 years.

Our annual list of the top remodelers in 20 major markets

BuildFax Remodeling Index shows double-digit gains from 2011

NAHB, remodeling, kitchen and bath, top projects, 2011, survey

NAHB: Kitchens, bathrooms remain top remodeling jobs in 2011

A new survey released by NAHB shows common remodeling projects have increased, compared to a similar survey from 2010.

Mortgage rates, fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, record lows, Freddie Mac, PMMS

Mortgage rates start May at all-time lows

Realty Times reports that fixed mortgage rates hit all-time lows across the board this week, as indicated by Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Remodeling Market Index, IMI, flat, first quarter 2012, NAHB

Remodeling Market Index remains relatively flat in first quarter

Remodeling activity remained relatively flat in the first quarter of 2012, as the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) compiled by the National Association of Home Builders decreased one point to 47 from the upwardly revised 48 in the previous quarter.

LIRA, remodeling activity, Joint Center for Housing Studies, improvement, 2012

LIRA projects 5.9 percent remodeling increase through 2012

After two years of bouncing around a bottom, remodeling activity is expected to pick up later this year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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