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Remodelers Modestly Optimistic About 2017 Revenues, Survey Finds
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Remodelers Modestly Optimistic About 2017 Revenues, Survey Finds

28% expect about same revenues as 2016; two out of five expect 5% to 10% gains More

Remodelers Upbeat on 2015 Revenue Growth, More Modest for 2016
Remodeling Among Hottest Industries for Job Growth
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Remodeling Among Hottest Industries for Job Growth

A CareerBuilder.com report puts residential remodeling in the top three fastest... More

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Interest-Rate Hikes Will Benefit Remodeling, JCHS Panelists Predict

Good: Higher mortgages could slow new-home purchases. Bad: Rate hikes will push up home equity loan costs More

Remodeling Growth Likely to Slow Into Early 2015, JCHS Predicts
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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. More

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LIRA Predicts Slight Slowdown in Major Remodel Work LIRA Predicts Slight Slowdown in Major Remodel Work

The growth rate for big-ticket remodeling projects will ease slightly over the next four quarters but still rise 15.2% to total $147.9 billion over the next four quarters, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University forecast. More

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Why Lousy Homes Mean Great Prospects for You

Recent reports about the number of unsafe, inadequate, and aging homes raise eyebrows -- as well as prospects for your continued employment. More

LIRA: Remodeling Activity to Increase Significantly in 2013
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LIRA: Remodeling Activity to Increase Significantly in 2013

The improving housing market and record low interest rates could be creating a... More

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Remodeling Market Data: LIRA Predicts Strong Growth Into 2013

The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University suggests that annual homeowner improvement spending may reach double-digit growth by the first quarter of 2013. More

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