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  • Houzz Inc. today released the Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Barometer reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor. Outlook for Q3... more »
  • Year-over-year home prices nationwide increased 5.9 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015 and 1.3 percent month-over-month, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. "Price appreciation continues to be fairly broad-based across the U.S. From a regional perspective, the Pacific Northwest continues to be the hottest area for home-price growth, with Oregon and Washington leading the way,... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released the AAMA 2015/2016 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as... more »
  • Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent in April from an upwardly revised March reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since January 2008.  “Builders remain optimistic about the housing market,... more »
  • U.S. window and door sales strengthened in the first quarter of 2016 due to a 14.5 percent increase in housing starts and a 12.5 percent rise in nonresidential building construction spending. Metal door sales received a boost from double-digit increases in nonresidential building construction over the past two years. Wood door and all window sales also benefited from the surge in single-family... more »
  • A new study, conducted by Consumer Specialists, on how homeowners approach a home improvement project, concluded that the post-recession hypothesis that homeowners would be less likely to focus on adding value to their homes when remodeling, is wrong.   "The rating for importance of information on the 'impact on my home's value' actually went up marginally from before the... more »
  • Houzz Inc. released its Q1 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Q1 2016 Barometer readings reflect strong quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry groups and indicate a seasonal uptick in market activity. “While Barometer readings continue to reflect year-over-year market improvements across... more »
  • Nationwide housing starts rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.178 million units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production increased 7.2 percent to 822,000 units, its highest level since November 2007, while multifamily starts remained virtually unchanged,... more »
  • Window sales could increase by 7.9 percent to $11.5 billion during 2016 and door sales could increase by 5.5 percent to $15.0 billion. Unit sales are expected to increase to 91 million windows and 120 million doors this year, according to a recent report from Catalina Research. Growth will benefit from an estimated a 9.7 percent increase in housing starts, according to the company, which reports... more »
  • Spending on residential remodels will keep climbing, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Professional remodelers from around the country agreed with the forecast, citing clients' increased financial security. NAHB projects that remodeling spending for owner-occupied single-family homes will increase 1.1 percent in 2016 over 2015, and another 1.9 percent in 2017. "After... more »