Posts Tagged ‘ remodeling ’

Doors and Windows or Granite Countertops?

Nov 12th, 2013

“Surveys say consumers want energy efficiency in remodels, but at the point of sale, they put their money into granite countertops,” Arlene Zavocki Stewart, president at AZS Consulting Inc. told me on LinkedIn, after my most recent DWM blog. Then she asked me, “Why the disconnect? Do you think it’s because of bad surveys, fickle […]

NARI, GreenStar Form Alliance to Encourage Green Remodeling Practices

Sep 5th, 2013

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and GreenStar have announced their formation of an alliance to provide green training and certification to the remodeling community. NARI’s Green Certified Professional (GCP) certification prep program “High-Performance Remodeling” has incorporated GreenStar training, and GreenStar will now award points toward its project certifications for those who have […]

NAHB Projects Improvement in Remodeling Market for 2013

Jan 25th, 2013

Experts at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas say residential remodeling will slowly and steadily improve during 2013. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects that remodeling spending for single-family, owner-occupied homes will increase 2.4 percent in 2013 and see an additional growth of 1.4 percent in 2014. “We are more confident about […]

Remodeling Numbers are on the Rise

Jan 24th, 2013

A new study release by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University shows an overall revitalization of the nation’s housing stock is underway. According to The U.S. Housing Stock: Ready for Renewal, foreclosed properties are being transformed, sustainable home improvements are increasing in popularity, older homeowners are retrofitting their homes to accommodate their […]

Remodeling Picking Up and Not Done Yet

Jan 17th, 2013

All signs point to a strong rebound for home improvement activity in 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Robust spending in the second half of 2012 suggests the remodeling recovery is already underway, and the […]

NARI Remodeling Survey Plagued by Uncertainty

Nov 2nd, 2012

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse data of current and future remodeling business conditions is positive overall but there are mixed sentiments about the future and challenges still to overcome. New weather-related developments are assumed to impact the remodeling industry on the East Coast next quarter as homeowners start […]

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, […]

May Sets Record for Remodeling

Jul 19th, 2011

The month of May 2011 saw the highest level of remodeling since 2004, according to the latest BuildFax Remodeling Index. The report looks at continued month-over-month gains for every region of the country. The report also indicates that residential remodeling activity registered the 19th straight month of year-over-year gains. “Through the first five months of […]