Posts Tagged ‘ remodeling ’

Kitchens, Bathrooms Still Most Popular Remodeling Projects

May 5th, 2015

*+-May is National Home Remodeling Month, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers just released a survey on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members. Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom projects remain the most popular, and that home owners’ No. 1 motivation for remodeling was to upgrade to newer, better features. […]

Remodeling Conditions Continue to Show Strong Growth

Nov 6th, 2014

*+-The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions indicated strong growth in the third quarter of 2014 with a rating of 6.41. Quarter-over-quarter increases are evident in all sub-components measuring remodeling activity, according to NARI. This is the second quarter of growth […]

Harvard Housing Studies: Home Improvement Spending Will Remain Low

Oct 16th, 2014

*+-In line with the slow recovery of the overall housing market, the home remodeling industry is expected to continue its path of moderating growth, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The report, done by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects annual growth in […]

Doors & Windows with Style!

Sep 9th, 2014

*+-There is a growing trend in the remodeling marketplace. Homeowners are purchasing new doors and windows with the primary goal to improve the look and style of the homeowner’s architectural fashion sense.

Turning Data into Dollars: Use These Five Sales Techniques to Net More Jobs

May 23rd, 2014

*+-The biggest challenge for remodeling companies, including door and window dealers, is lead generation. In a recent webinar, “Turning Data into Dollars,” offered by Tim Musch, director of business for MarketSharp, 75 percent of remodelers said consistent lead generation was a top concern. Additionally, 13 percent said closing sales, 5 percent said production issues and […]

NARI Reports Bold Colors on Trend for Home Improvement Month

May 22nd, 2014

*+-Vibrant, energetic colors is one of the top remodeling trends seen in 2014, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in its Member Profile Study data. This year, design experts agree it’s all about color and creating contrasts, from pairing classic with contemporary styles to infusing touches of color into the timeless […]

Mayday! May Day!

May 20th, 2014

*+-Are you in distress or dancing this spring? “Mayday” is a call for help internationally recognized by mariners and aviators as the signal there is a life-threatening emergency. The cry of “Mayday” has saved the lives of many and been the final words of others. “May Day,” on the other hand, is a celebration of […]

Severe Winter Constrains First-Quarter Remodeling Market Index

Apr 24th, 2014

*+-Against the backdrop of unusually severe winter weather, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) declined to 53 in the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). This reading is down from the historically high level of 57 in the two most recent quarters, but remains above the key break-even point of […]

Housing Industry “Gets Back to Normal”

Apr 23rd, 2014


*+-In the years following the bust, economic forecasters often used the term, the “long road back to normal” or the “new normal.” In today’s National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Spring Construction Forecast Robert Denk, NAHB assistant vice president for forecasting and analysis, discussed “getting back to normal” and painted a picture of this road past, […]

Current Remodeling Conditions Fell in March Survey

Apr 22nd, 2014

*+-The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions show current condition ratings fell significantly in March. Business conditions during the first three months of 2014 dropped to 6.07, down from 6.41 in December. There was a decline in all but one […]