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Home Remodeling Spending to Increase in 2018

home remodeling

Homeowners are expected to spend nearly $340 billion on residential repairs and renovations in 2018, according to recent data from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The organization released the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which ... Read More »

International Builders’ Show Features Smart Products, Interactivity


Building materials and luxury design items were just some of the products on display Jan. 8-11 when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) welcomed thousands to Orlando, Florida, for Design & Construction Week. The week featured the International Builders’ ... Read More »

Checking the Foundation of the 2017 Housing Market

Solid demand and steadily increasing home prices have been two of the  biggest housing headlines in 2017. To learn more about housing trends this year and predictions going into 2018, Hardware Retailing spoke with George Ratiu, director of quantitative and commercial ... Read More »

Home Improvement Spending to Reach $316B

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According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Americans are expected to spend $316 billion on home improvement upgrades this year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Because of this growth in home improvement spending, home improvement retailers have continued to ... Read More »

Home Depot Reports Q1 Growth

Home Depot

While the retail industry has been facing plenty of road blocks, especially in clothing and department stores, the home improvement industry continues to show strength. The Home Depot’s first quarter 2017 financial results highlight growth and topped analysts’ expectations, according to CNBC. Today, Home ... Read More »

Expert Q&A: The State of the Housing Market


Kermit Baker is a senior research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University and the project director of the Remodeling Futures Program. The goal of this program is to develop an improved understanding of the dynamics of the U.S. ... Read More »

2016 Market Measure

2016 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2016 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. The Ups and Downs of a Positive Year To simply state that 2016 has been a good year for home improvement ... Read More »

Home Depot CEO: Homeowners Are Investing

Home Depot homeowners

Homeowners are living in their houses longer than in the past, home values are increasing and millennials are forming their own households—all good news for Home Depot, according to CEO Craig Menear. “All of those have actually helped our business. I ... Read More »