Kermit Baker

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AIA: Top Trends in Community Development, Home Styles, and Home Exteriors

As focus shifts back to development of suburban and exurban areas, demand for... More

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Outdoor Living and Multi-Gen Features Top AIA's Home Design Trends

Outdoor living spaces have been the most popular special function room for six... More

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Highlights from the AIA's First Quarter 2017 Home Design Trends Survey

Home size has taken the back seat as younger buyers enter the market in search of... More

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Remodeling Among Hottest Industries for Job Growth

A report puts residential remodeling in the top three fastest growing industries. 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

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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

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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