Industry Data & Research

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

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.

Nearly 20 percent of contractors working in three New Jersey counties on repairs to damage caused by superstorm Sandy are not registered with the state, according to inspectors from the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry applauds the re-introduction of S.484, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013, to amend the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule.

Increased curb appeal, energy efficiency, and low maintenance lead attributes of increasing number of exterior remodeling projects.

Vinyl siding ranks as one of the most environmentally friendly exterior claddings today, as confirmed by a life cycle assessment using Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability software.

After languishing for several years, the U.S. remodeling industry appears to be pulling out of its downturn and a renewal of the nation’s housing stock is underway, according to a report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Residential remodeling will slowly but steadily improve in 2013, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers on Jan. 22 at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

Robust spending on home improvement in the second half of 2012 suggests the remodeling recovery is already underway, and annual homeowner improvement spending should see accelerating double-digit growth through the third quarter of 2013.

Data of current and future remodeling business conditions has experienced significant growth across all indicators, and forecasts for the next three months expect it to hit its highest level.

Remodelers remain hopeful for 2013, still await big recovery.

Pre-finished and engineered wood flooring will become more popular than the once

Pre-finished and engineered wood flooring will become more popular than the once gold-standard of site-finished flooring.

Remodeling giant Neil Kelly Company put together a list of its top 10 home design and remodeling trends for 2013. Top trends include the move toward clean, contemporary kitchen cabinets and the rise of quartz composite countertops.

BuildFax Remodeling Index, September 2012, residential, permits, regional

BuildFax Remodeling Index drops 12 percent in September

Residential remodeling activity fell in September according to the latest data from the BuildFax Remodeling Index released Wednesday.

LIRA, remodeling activity, Harvard, October 2012, growth, 2013

LIRA projects double digit remodeling growth by early 2013

Home improvement activity appears poised for strong gains through the rest of 2012 and well into 2013, driven by an improving housing market and record low interest rates, according to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA).

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