Posts Tagged ‘ Kermit Baker ’

Remodeling Rebound: Here’s How Homeowners are Upgrading

Feb 2nd, 2015

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*+-Remodelers, it’s time to get happy again. During a recent webinar hosted by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University, panelists proclaimed the remodeling industry is on the rise. They went further than just a proclamation, though, breaking down what’s driving the comeback, including identifying specific trends in the fenestration market. “In […]

Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

Aug 5th, 2014

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*+-How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow recovery in employment,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). […]

Shutdown is Over but Uncertainty Remains

Oct 17th, 2013

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*+-Though the government is back up and running the problems are far from over and its effect on the housing and construction markets, and overall economy, remains to be seen. That was the consensus among panelists in today’s Economic Webcast: The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction, sponsored by Reed Construction Data. Dr. Bernard Markstein, […]

Webinar Looks at Economy, Housing Market and Where It is Headed

May 8th, 2012

*+-Last week, some of the industry’s leading economists took a look at the housing market and where it is headed during a webinar sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The webinar, titled “A Construction Recovery at Last—but How Long and How Strong?,” featured Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of […]

Long-term Trend for Home Building Several Years Away, Economists Say

Oct 18th, 2011

*+-By Sahely Mukerji Home improvement spending declined about 20 percent during the economic downturn, but has stabilized recently, said Kermit Baker, chief economist of American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., during his presentation at Reed Constructions Data’s Webinar, “Flat, Down or Up? Where is Construction Heading?” on October 13. Other speakers included Ken Simonson, […]