Posts Tagged ‘ Joint Center for Housing Studies ’

Report: Remodeling Spending to Accelerate Into 2016

Oct 16th, 2015

Spending on home improvement is projected to speed up next year after several quarters of slow growth, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The LIRA projects annual spending growth for home improvements will accelerate from 2.4 percent last quarter to 6.8 percent in the second […]

Rapid Change Defines State of the Nation’s Housing Market

Jun 25th, 2015

Millennials are increasingly becoming renters, according to the report.

The focus of the U.S. housing market might be shifting in a big way — from owning single-family homes to renting multi-family units, according to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, released Wednesday. The U.S. home-ownership rate slumped to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. That’s […]

Remodeling Rebound: Here’s How Homeowners are Upgrading

Feb 2nd, 2015


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.

Policy Makers and Housing Experts Gather Today to Address Rental Crisis

Dec 9th, 2013


The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its America’s Rental Housing Report today, a report published every other year, and a few of the presenters echoed the same sentiment, “The simple fact is we are in midst of the worst rental crisis in terms of affordability that this nation has ever […]