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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

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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 »

First Quarter 2016 Economic Indicators

Consumer confidence was relatively strong in 2015, but it took a downward turn toward the end of last year that has carried into 2016. This resulted in a decrease of more than 5 percent in the consumer confidence index in ... Read More »

Ways to Boost Lumber Sales This Spring


New home sales have reached a post-recession high, according to newly released data from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The data says sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent ... Read More »

Millennials More Likely to Live With Parents vs. Romantic Partners

For the first time in 130 years, young adults under age 35 aren’t getting married or setting up households with romantic partners as often as they’re living with their parents. A new Pew Research Center analysis of census data shows that millennials aren’t settling ... Read More »