January 2009 Table of Contents

Features
Legislation and Regulations Legislation and Regulations

Local and national bills and laws in several categories will affect how remodelers do business. Read more

As Demand for Building Materials Drops, Remodelers See Lower Prices As Demand for Building Materials Drops, Remodelers See Lower Prices

After a year of price increases in many categories, remodelers are seeing lower prices as demand for building materials drops. Read more

Remodelers Identify Rising Business Costs in the Slower Economy Remodelers Identify Rising Business Costs in the Slower Economy

Remodelers' costs are down, finally, for building materials and fuel. But they're rising for marketing, health insurance, and more. Read more

Remodelers and Lenders Discuss the Impact of, and Ways Around, the Credit Crunch

As lenders cut back the funds available to homeowners and businesses alike, remodelers embrace a new fiscal vigilanteism. Read more

Energy Prices Lead Remodeling Clients to See Green

Energy costs may drive remodeling clients' project needs and decision-making. Read more

Remodelers: Laying Off or Ramping Up for a Rebound? Remodelers: Laying Off or Ramping Up for a Rebound?

Remodelers face tough decisions on new low-volume realities for staffing. Read more

Small Jobs Keep Remodelers Working Small Jobs Keep Remodelers Working

Be prepared to market and sell small projects in a downturn. Read more

What Lies Ahead in 2009 What Lies Ahead in 2009

What are the prospects for remodeling markets in 2009? Remodelers from across the nation weigh in. Read more

Do Better Deals for Homeowners Mean More to Spend on Remodeling? Do Better Deals for Homeowners Mean More to Spend on Remodeling?

Remodelers and industry insiders consider the impact of dropping home prices and mortgage interest rates on a potential new sector of remodeling clientele. Read more

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