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JCHS Projects Spending for Home Improvement to Accelerate
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JCHS Projects Spending for Home Improvement to Accelerate

LIRA expects growth to accelerate to 4.0% through first quarter of 2016 More

JCHS: Home Remodeling Growth Likely To Slow in 2015
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JCHS: Home Remodeling Growth Likely To Slow in 2015

LIRA indicates big-ticket spending growth will decelerate to 1.6% by 3Q2015 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

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

Two Indicators Forecast a Slight Surge in Remodeling Activity Into 2013
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Two Indicators Forecast a Slight Surge in Remodeling Activity Into 2013

Both the LIRA and the RRI are predicting slight but steady growth in the... 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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Housing Turnover = Increased Remodeling Activity

The number of U.S. housing markets on the IMI list that show “measurable and sustained improvement” has risen. What does this mean for remodelers? More

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Good and Bad for Remodelers in Latest Joint Center Housing Report Good and Bad for Remodelers in Latest Joint Center Housing Report

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University says, in its “State of the Nationís Housing 2012” report, that “Starting in the first quarter of 2011, home construction and improvement spending have made a positive contribution to GDP in four out of five quarters,” and that the “Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) points to a resumption of spending growth in the second half of 2012.” Thatís some good news. More

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Turtles All the Way Down: The Spending Paradox Turtles All the Way Down: The Spending Paradox

Are people not spending because of a weak economy, or is the economy weak because they are not spending? More

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