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Evaluating the Playing Field for Home Improvement Projects

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Home improvement retailers have seen sales spike throughout 2020, with each month showing year-over-year highs since COVID-19 began. The story for America’s contractors has been more nuanced. Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), says …

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Monitoring the Market: Q4 2020

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Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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Latest Houzz Data Highlights Home Improvement Strength

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New data from home renovation and design platform Houzz suggests the home improvement market has recovered to pre-pandemic activity levels, reporting the strongest construction activity since the third quarter of 2018. “The results from the Houzz Q4 Renovation Barometer show …

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Exploring COVID-19’s Effect on Construction Projects

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Amid COVID-19, market research firm The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have hosted regular webinars for home improvement retailers, vendors and channel partners to explore how the pandemic was impacting DIYers and contractors. In a recent session, …

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Monitoring the Market: June 2020

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Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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Get Moving on the Job Site

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To stem the spread of COVID-19, some cities and states temporarily shut down construction job sites. As these orders lift, take a look at some new products that can help contractors stay mobile and organzied on the job. Rhino Cart. …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: May 18

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. How Provinces Plan to Reopen A sense that …

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April Homebuilder Confidence Falls to Historic Low

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released new data outlining the effect COVID-19 has had on U.S. construction crews. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence fell 42 points in April to 30. Any …

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