Home improvement stores Home Depot and Lowe’s are seeing better sales than most of the retail industry. Home owners are gaining more confidence as the home prices continue rise, Wedbush Securities analyst Seth Basham says consumers are gaining confidence about making home improvements.

As the housing industry continues to successfully recover, home improvement companies are expected to continue to see gains well after 2016. Morningstar analyst Jaime Katz told Marketplace’s Annie Baxton, "The macroeconomic drivers underlying the businesses, things like improving home prices, strong personal incomes, housing turnover, household formations — they're all supporting pretty robust growth."

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