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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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LIRA: Remodeling Activity to Increase Significantly in 2013

The improving housing market and record low interest rates could be creating a perfect storm that leads to gains in home improvement activity for the rest of the year and well into 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. More

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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

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

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

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LIRA: Remodeling Spending Up Almost 6% by Yearís End

After spending the past two years at record low levels, remodeling activity is... More

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Positive Note for End of 2012 Remodeling Activity

Outlook for housing industry momentum in second half of year. More

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A Cloudy Outlook for 2012? LIRA Forecast

Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) data indicate that the short-term outlook doesn't offer a clear sense of recovery. More

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