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Luxury Home Sales on the Rise

According to Daily Real Estate news, luxury home sales, particularly sales of the priciest 1 percent of homes, are surging. Sales of the most expensive homes in many local markets are up 21.1 percent this year, after a 35.7 percent …

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World of Home Improvement, Online Trends Open National Hardware Show®

The home improvement industry’s largest global event kicked off this morning amid great fanfare. The 69th annual National Hardware Show® began with a bang as exhibitors and attendees gathered at the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Village Stage anticipating …

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Four Trends You Can Use to Boost Sales in the Plumbing Category

While many plumbing sales are triggered by general home maintenance and repair projects, that doesn’t mean retailers can’t find ways to drive additional sales in the category. With recent legislative mandates regarding water conservation, as well as water safety and …

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Sherwin-Williams Reveals Latest Consumer Paint Trends

Colorful home improvements are planned across the country this spring as homeowners look to create dream spaces with paint, according to a new National Home Design and Color Survey from Sherwin-Williams. The survey found seven out of 10 homeowners plan …

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Trend Spotting: Millennial Buying Habits, Social Media Hot Topics at NRHA All-Industry Conference

They’re tech-savvy multitaskers known to be motivated by instant gratification and recognition. By now, you’ve likely heard about the characteristics of the millennial generation, but how much do you really know about their home buying preferences or how they could …

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Three Trends in E-Commerce

According to David Meany, vice president of e-commerce at Orgill, Inc., there are three major trends that you should embrace when it comes to e-commerce: The most important is the mobility. Consumers expect to find your business on the web, …

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Made in America a Key Trend at Reliable Distributors Management and Marketing Conference

Reliable Distributors kicked off its 2014 Management and Marketing Conference Thursday in Orlando, Fla., with its annual Member Meeting, where Greg Phillips, President of Harvest Supply, was introduced as Reliable Distributor’s newest member. During the meeting, members were introduced to …

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Radiant Inspiration: Pantone Selects 2014 Color of the Year

Wondering what colors you’ll be mixing this year? The Pantone Color Institute® can help you stay ahead of the curve by keeping you informed of what colors will be popular in 2014. Each year, Pantone looks at colors all over …

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