Housing and Remodeling Data

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Industry Commentary

Housing Outlook
An industry poised for expansion
Kelly Smith
January 25, 2018
Each year, Window & Door surveys readers to gain insight about how the last year played out and what readers anticipate for the coming year. In many regards, the industry trends from the past several years continue on the same trajectory of trending upward. Sales figures continue to grow, new products come to market to address buyer demands, and companies are hiring despite the fact that the labor market continues to be a challenge.

News

Builder Confidence Unchanged in February
February 15, 2018
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at 72 in February on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Housing Market Makes Modest Gains Even as Permits Slip
February 6, 2018
Overall housing and economic activity in metro markets across the nation remained on an upward trend in the fourth quarter of 2017 even as permit activity remained a lagging indicator, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index.

Housing Starts Dip, Gains Expected in 2018
January 19, 2018
Nationwide housing starts fell 8.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Builder Confidence Remains Strong in New Year
January 17, 2018
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes dropped two points to 72 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index after reaching an 18-year high in December 2017.

Further Housing Gains on 2018 Horizon
January 16, 2018
The National Association of Home Builders estimates 2017 saw 1.21 million total housing starts and expects overall production to grow an additional 2.7 percent this year to 1.25 million units. Single-family starts are expected to rise 5 percent in 2018 to 893,000 units and increase an additional 5 percent to 940,000 next year.

Residential Remodeling Spending is Up
January 16, 2018
Spending on residential remodels will continue to grow at a modest pace in the next two years, according to a panel of remodelers and industry experts hosted by the National Association of Home Builders which cited increased consumer confidence as a large factor in the trend.

U.S Construction Spending Hits All-time High in November
January 5, 2018
According to a Yahoo! Finance analysis of Commerce Department data, U.S. construction spending saw a month-over-month rise of 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.26 trillion in November.

Global Window and Door Demand to Reach $214 Billion in 2021
January 3, 2018
Market researchers forecast a global rise in demand for windows and doors of all types, including residential and commercial construction, according to a study from Freedonia Group, “Global Windows & Doors by Product, Material, Market and Region.”

Single-Family Starts Rise in Line with Builder Confidence
December 19, 2017
Nationwide housing starts rose 3.3 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.297 million units. This post-recession high comes after a downwardly revised October reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Builder Confidence Ends 2017 on a High Note
December 18, 2017
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five points to 74 in December on December on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index after a downwardly revised November reading.

New Home Sales Reach 10-Year High
November 27, 2017
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in October rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 units from a downwardly revised September reading,

Robust Growth Predicted for Residential Construction Starts
November 27, 2017
ConstructConnect released its Q4 2017 Forecast Quarterly Report, which predicts robust growth for the residential market.

October Housing Starts Near Post-Recession High
November 17, 2017
Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading.

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in November
November 16, 2017
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

U.S. Construction Starts to Climb 3 Percent in 2018
November 13, 2017
Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2018 will climb 3 percent to $765 billion.

Housing Market Grows Even as Housing Production Lags
November 6, 2017
Based on current permit, price and employment data, the nationwide average of normal economic and housing activity is running at 103 percent, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index.

New Home Sales in September Hit 10-Year High
October 25, 2017
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units in September according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported by the National Association of Home Builders.

Remodeling Spending Momentum Expected to Grow Through 2018
October 23, 2017
Accelerating growth in residential improvement and repair expenditures is anticipated through the third quarter of 2018, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released October 19 by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in October
October 19, 2017
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Remodeler Confidence Persists, Houzz Barometer Finds
October 17, 2017
Quarter-over-quarter confidence remains high for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor, according to the Q3 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer.

Window and Door Market Continues Growth
October 16, 2017
The global door and window market is anticipated to generate over one billion units through 2024, according to a new report by Global Market Insights Inc.

Green Building Catches On
October 10, 2017
The Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, and the National Association of Home Builders reports that green construction is gaining traction among both single family and multifamily home builders.

US Window and Door Demand to Reach $34.3 Billion in 2021
September 29, 2017
Market researchers forecast a rise in demand for windows and doors of all types in the United States, according to a study from Freedonia Group, “Windows & Doors Market Forecasts, September 2017.”

All Industry Segments Show Continued Growth, WDMA Study Says
July 14, 2017
Residential window shipments continue to see growth, according to the new WDMA U.S. Industry Market Study from The Window & Door Manufacturers Association, which cites an increase of 5.7 percent in 2016, amounting to more than 43.2 million units shipped across the nation.

Remodeler Confidence Persists, Houzz Barometer Finds
July 17, 2017
Quarter-over-quarter confidence remains high for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor, according to the Q2 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer.

Global Door and Window Market to Reach $243.6 billion by 2022
June 26, 2017
The global door and window market is expected to reach an estimated $243.6 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets. The study considers both residential and commercial opportunities.

Window and Door Industry Continues Growth
June 13, 2017
Door and window market share will grow noticeably over the coming seven years, according to a new report by Global Market Insights Inc. The U.S. window and door industry, which the research company valued at $13.5 billion in 2015, will exhibit an annual growth rate of 6 percent from 2016 to 2024.

Global Low-e Glass Market to Reach $64.8 billion by 2022
June 6, 2017
The global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Global Bifold Doors Market to Grow by 2021
May 30, 2017
The global bifold doors market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.68 percent during the period 2017-2021, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Renovation Spending Up 22 Percent in 2016; Increases Forecast for 2017
May 4, 2017
Houzz released its 2017 Houzz & Home survey, which covers residential remodeling, building and decorating activity, which reported that first-time home buyers and Millennials are spending more than ever on home renovation projects.

New Housing Market Expected to Grow through 2019
May 4, 2017
In its 2016/2017 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association reported total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2016 with strong gains particularly in the single-family segment, up by 10 percent.

Double-Digit Growth Forecast in the Global Low-E Glass Market
April 28, 2017
The global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Confidence in Renovation Market Remains High
April 18, 2017
Houzz Inc. released the Q1 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for a variety of building-related industry sectors.

Smart Window Materials Projected to Generate More than $1 Billion
April 18, 2017
n-tech Research issued a report projecting that the market for smart windows materials (electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, PDLC, SPD) will generate over $1.1 billion in revenues by 2022.

Global Smart Glass Market Projected to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2021
March 21, 2017
The global smart glass market is anticipated to reach $4.953 billion by 2021, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Global Smart Windows Market Projected to Reach $23 Billion by 2025
March 7, 2017
The global smart windows market is poised to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 20.4 percent over the next decade to reach approximately $23.5 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets.

Dr. Jim Doti Provides Economic Forecast, Housing Market Predictions at AAMA 80th Annual Conference
February 20, 2017
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted Dr. Jim Doti, president emeritus at Chapman University and Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics, at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Feb.12-15.

Global Window and Door Market to Reach $137 Billion by 2024
February 14, 2017
According to a report published by Global Market Insights Inc., the window and door industry, worth $82 billion in 2015, will increase to $137 billion by 2024.

Global Aluminum Door and Window Market to Reach $72.1 Billion by 2021
February 14, 2017
According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the global aluminum door and window market will reach $72.1 billion by 2021. The major drivers of growth are new construction and renovation activities.

2017 Houzz State of the Industry Reports 2016 Strongest in Last 10 Years
January 24, 2017
Houzz released its 2017 State of the Industry report, which provides an overview of 2016 performance and an outlook on 2017 for residential renovation and design businesses based on data reported by more than 4,800 professionals in the Houzz community.