Industry Data & Research
Florida Home Improvement Associates chooses Texas remodeler Statewide Remodeling to start its national expansion
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A new survey released by NAHB shows common remodeling projects have increased, compared to a similar survey from 2010.
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 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.
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.