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  • 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. The LIRA projects that annual gains in home renovation and repair spending will increase from 6.3... more »
  • 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. This was the highest reading since May. “This month’s report shows that home builders are rebounding from the initial shock of the hurricanes,” says NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald.... more »
  • Nationwide housing starts fell 4.7 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Nationwide single-family production fell 4.6 percent to 829,000 units due to a 15.3 percent decline in the hurricane-ravaged South. All other regions posted... more »
  • 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. The report states that shifting preference towards highly efficient products and regular innovations in hardware components will drive the industry growth over the forecast timeframe. North America is projected to witness a significant growth... more »
  • 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. Houzz Inc. also reports that expectations for Q4 are strong across all sectors. Consistent with this positive outlook, firms are in... more »
  • 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. At least one-third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of... more »
  • 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.” Yearly growth is estimated at 4.8 percent to $34.3 billion in 2021 for the overall market. The study also finds that demand for metal windows and doors will rise 4.2 percent per year, to... more »
  • The global door and window market is expected to maintain a trend of notable growth through the forecast period of 2014-2022, according to a report by Research and Markets. The study considers both residential and commercial opportunities. According to the report, wood held the largest market share in the door segment owing to the widespread usage of this material type in interior doors. Plastic... more »
  • 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. Houzz Inc. also reports that expectations for Q3 are strong across all sectors. Consistent with this positive outlook, firms... more »
  • 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. Looking forward, national growth is expected to increase another 5.6 percent in 2017 before trailing off somewhat... more »