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Consumers Are Spending More and More on Residential Remodeling

Jan 21st, 2016

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For remodelers, business will continue to be good in the ‘hood. Spending on residential remodels will continue to trend upward, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Professional remodelers from around the country agreed with the forecast, […]

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 […]

New Housing Study Shows Construction Picking Up

Jun 30th, 2014

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report on Thursday, which suggested that though the U.S. housing recovery faces a number of challenges, it should regain its footing. While tight credit, unemployment rates, and the sizable student load debt have kept many Millennials from buying homes, “as long as the economy remains on the path of slow, but steady improvement, housing should follow suit,” says Chris Herbert, research director at the JCHS.

Housing Recovery is Well Underway but Not Without Continued Challenges

Jun 28th, 2013

When experts discussed the state of the nation’s housing this week, they all concurred that yes, the recovery is underway, but outlined the hurdles that still must be crossed. Among them: a gap between white American and Hispanic and African Americans when it comes to home ownership rates, and continued credit challenges and homeowners who […]

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 […]