Economic Outlook/RRI

NARI: Remodelers Optimistic Despite Winter's Lost Opportunities

Remodelers' outlook for the next three months hit a record high in March, perhaps in part because the winter caused them to lower their assessment of current conditions, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's latest Remodeling Business Pulse suggests. Read more

Latest Existing Home Sales Stats a Case of Less Is BetterLatest 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... Read more

Winter Woes Slowed But Didn't Stop Homeowners' Remodeling Plans--SurveyWinter Woes Slowed But Didn't Stop Homeowners' Remodeling...

Piper Jaffray poll suggests higher spending and pent-up demand to get work done on... Read more

Remodeling Growth to Taper a Bit by Year's End, JCHS Forecasts Remodeling Growth to Taper a Bit by Year's End, JCHS Forecasts

Big-ticket remodeling activity is poised to grow by double-digit numbers throughout most of 2014, according to the latest forecast by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, before starting to slow next winter. Read more

Double-Digit Rises in Remodeling Spending to Continue in 2014 Double-Digit Rises in Remodeling Spending to Continue in 2014

Americans will spend roughly $153.8 billion on big-ticket remodeling projects over the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies says. But the speed at which that money will be spent will vary by quarter. See how. Read more

Americans Are Confused About What They Want Out of a Community

Do our nation's citizens want walkability or conventional suburbs with malls and highways? You'll find groups supporting both with no clear majority. One thing is clear, though: A desire for smart growth. Read more

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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