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  • Half of homeowners on Houzz plan to begin or continue renovations, according to the seventh annual Houzz & Home survey, which finds that renovation activity and spending was strong in 2017, with 58 percent of homeowners renovating their homes at a median spend of $15,000.   Consistent with the previous two years’ findings, renovating homeowners tackled a range of spaces, systems... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the "AAMA 2017/2018 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights." The bi-annual report offers information on residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors and skylights. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2018. According to the study, total... more »
  •   Click image for larger view.  Houzz Inc. released the 2018 Houzz U.S. State of the Industry, presenting findings from a survey of nearly 3,400 professionals in home renovation firms in the Houzz U.S. community that offer services related primarily to residential renovation and/or design. The State of the Industry reveals that companies across all industry sectors anticipate revenue... more »
  • Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 69 in April on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index but remains on firm ground, according to NAHB.   “Strong demand for housing is keeping builders optimistic about future market conditions,” says NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home... more »
  • The robust pace of spending on home renovations and repairs is expected to stay strong over the coming quarters, according to the most recently released Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity. The LIRA, published by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects that annual growth in homeowner remodeling expenditure will remain above 7... more »
  • Hardware+Building Supply Dealer recently reported that construction spending was up in February. The report cited a U.S. Census Bureau estimate that February was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,273.1 billion, or 0.1 percent above the revised January estimate of $1,272.2 billion. Residential construction also increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $533.4... more »
  • According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm Global Market Insights Inc., the Warm Edge Spacer Market will exceed $700 Million by 2024. The report found that strengthening government initiatives to ensure net-zero emissions buildings will drive the global warm edge spacer market.   "The robust energy efficient building construction is primarily... more »
  • BlueTarp Financial reports that its Q4 2017 Building Supply Index value rose to 130.52 from 122.23 in Q4 2016. This is the highest value on record since tracking began in 2008.   While the index reflects seasonal dips in construction spending and building permits, these categories continue to show growth over the same period last year. Consumer confidence continues to be the main driver for... more »
  • 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. “Builders are excited about the pro-business political climate that will strengthen the housing market and support overall economic growth,” says NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. “However, they need to... more »
  • 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. Markets in 195 of the 337 monitored metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic... more »