BuildFax Remodeling Index Shows Gains for February

National index shows homeowners continue to spend on remodeling

April 18, 2011

Residential remodeling activity showed year-over-year gains for the 16th month in a row in February, according to the latest BuildFax Remodeling Index.

The index tracks remodeling activity based on permit activity for the entire country as well as by region.

On a national basis, the index rose to 95.1, a 20 percent increase from February 2010, but down 4 percent from January's 99.0. All four regions of the country posted year-over-year gains as well, with the Northeast up 7 percent, the South up 11 percent, the Midwest up 1 percent and the West up 21 percent.

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