Economics

The city of Austin

Austin, Texas, fights to keep its citizens in place and well-housed

hurricane harvey, irma affect remodelers

Remodelers will be among the first called upon to start rebuilding

four remodelers thoughts on transparency in pricing in the home improvement industry

Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

state of colorado takes action on labor shortage

Using legislation to help ease the skilled labor shortage

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Some economists suggest the U.S. is overdue for a downturn. Here are key steps to take to prepare your company in case they’re right.  

Donald Trump

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The effect of announced plans to change or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, scale back taxes, and rein in OSHA enforcement will likely not be seen right away

female worker on construction jobsite

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Women remodelers earning 3.6 percent weekly more than men

Recent research finds that more and more adults—in every age category—are staying or returning home. What will that mean for housing?

Weatherization, Paul Sableman, Michigan, WAP

The federal Weatherization Assistance Program provides families with energy-saving products. One study claims the uprfront investments are about twice the actual savings. Many in the industry disagree. Photo: Paul Sableman

Remodeling experts respond to a study claiming that weatherizing a home costs more than it saves

Most Americans Think We’re Still in the Housing Crisis

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A majority of Americans are pessimistic about buying a home

Strength in the existing home sale sector is good news for remodelers

Culture: The Wealthiest ZIP Codes in America

The richest Americans are in New York City

Homeowners are eager to remodel their homes, and many are borrowing money to do it

dollar sign floating over roofs to indicate increased home improvement spending

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Company owners cite pent-up demand, and with it a growing need for skilled installers, as the reason 

Housing Market Recovers by 75 Percent, Trulia Finds

But making it the rest of the way back will depend on millenial employment, loosening credit rules, and increased saving

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