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When Aging Motivates Major Bathroom Remodels

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Homeowners who are planning to accommodate their own aging or that of close family members are more likely to invest in major master bath upgrades in their homes, according to recent research from the home improvement website Houzz. In fact, ... Read More »

Returns and the Customer Service Experience

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The weeks and months after the winter holidays tend to be heavy on returns­—and retailers’ return policies can greatly impact future customer loyalty. Retailers, on average, expect 11 percent of their 2018 ... Read More »

After-Christmas Shoppers Offer More Potential Sales

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The year 2018 has been strong for holiday shopping, but the spending hasn’t ended yet, even though Christmas is over, according to the National Retail Federation. In fact, 68 percent of holiday shoppers planned to keep shopping during the week ... Read More »

When Homeowners Invest in the Master Bath

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. U.S. homeowners who remodel their master bathrooms are willing to invest in creating functional, attractive spaces. In fact, they typically spend about $7,000 on their master bath projects, according to a bathroom ... Read More »

Emphasize the Priorities of Remodelers

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Attracting or keeping pro remodelers’ business requires focusing on what matters most to them. Many of the home remodelers who participated in a contractor study from the Home Improvement ... Read More »

Federal Changes to Housing Affordability

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Homeownership benefits home improvement retailers for clear reasons, including the fact that homeowners maintain and upgrade their houses with products retailers sell. Buying, though, is more difficult than it used to be, due to high prices and a limited number ... Read More »

Benchmark Your Business With 2018’s Market Measure

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The Industry’s Annual Report While 2018 has shaped up to be another relatively strong year for sales in the home improvement industry, we may be facing a perception problem that ... Read More »

Q&A: A Perspective on Home Sales, Remodeling and Construction

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Paul Bishop is the vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors® and leads the research division’s survey and market research activities, which include analyzing real estate business and policy issues. He took questions from Hardware Retailing magazine about the ... Read More »