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Expect Remodeling's Pace to Quicken in '14, Hanley Wood Economist Says

Weather only slightly deterred activity this winter Read more

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Latest Existing Home Sales Stats a Case of Less Is Better Latest Existing Home Sales Stats a Case of Less Is Better

The latest report on existing home sales contains "less of what we don’t want to see and more of what we do want to see—it’s just netting out that the totals are slightly lower," Hanley Wood's chief economist says Read more

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Key Remodeling Index Rises Again in 3Q

Big-ticket remodeling and replacement activity nationwide rose by a better-than-expected 2% during the third quarter from the previous period, raising the growth streak to seven consecutive quarters, the latest Residential Remodeling Index reveals. Read more

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Remodeling Set for Best Year Since '05, Metrostudy Predicts

The fundamentals are in place for this year to be the best one since 2005 for remodeling and replacement activity, with 192 markets nationwide expected by mid-2014 to beat their previous high-water marks, the latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) indicates today. Read more

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Seeking New Customers? Look First to These Four Household Types Seeking New Customers? Look First to These Four Household Types

Baby boomers and upper-income families are the groups most likely to drive remodeling activity over the next decade, says Metrostudyís chief economist. Read more

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