Consumer Sentiment

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Luxury Home Buyers Would Trade Space for Amenities, Survey Finds

Ninety-four percent of luxury home buyers would give up 1,000 square feet of living space in their next home if they could get such tradeouts as living in a better neighborhood or getting a shorter commute, a new survey finds. More

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Buying Power

A new study shows that big-ticket purchases can stress out consumers. Getting past that stress is the key to having them buy quickly ó and buy again. More

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The State of the Kitchen & Bath Industry

At the recent KBIS show, Karen Strauss, president of the Masco Cabinetry Group, addressed a group of professionals about the state of the industry and offered suggestions on how designers and remodelers can survive in todayís tough market. More

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4Q 2009 Industry Reports Reveal Gloom, Reasons for Optimism

Two major fourth quarter 2009 reports, including NAHB's Remodeling Market Index,... More

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Homeowners Aren't Likely to Return to Their Unrestrained Ways

The prevailing hypothesis of todayís recession is that, while it is unlikely to be... More

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Angie's List Calls for Uniformity, Enforcement, Consumer Protection in Contractor Licensing

Founder Angie Hicks calls on state lawmakers to enact uniform licensing laws. More

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Clients Asking to DIY Parts of Their Remodeling Projects

Remodeling Services Unlimited is allowing some clients to work on segments of a remodeling project themselves. More

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