Posts Tagged ‘ remodeling ’

Builders Return from IBS to a Tepid Market

Feb 6th, 2023

February opened on a week of mixed feelings for attendees of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS). With more than 110,000 professionals cross pollenating between IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the scene was busy and jubilant—marking Design & Construction Week’s largest attendance ever. “I’ve been to more […]

The Forecast for 2023? A 50/50 Chance of Pane

Jan 5th, 2023

Forecasts are tough. Don’t you just love it when the weatherman calls for a 50% chance of rain? How can he be right? How can he be wrong? So, let’s talk about the forecast for the door and window industry. Overall, 2022 proved to be a very good year with most door and window fabricators […]

Recent Forecasts Give Full Picture of Housing’s Future

Feb 16th, 2021

Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) covered all aspects of forecasting last week, during IBSx seminars, from residential to multi-family to remodeling. The news is good on all fronts, experts say, but not without challenges. Remodeling Residential remodeling recovered fully from the beginning of COVID-19, and spending on residential improvements will continue […]

After Slow First Quarter, Top Expert Sees Another Strong Year for Housing

Jan 25th, 2021

While 2020 will forever represent a blight on world history, so far as the U.S. economy is concerned it managed to include one bright spot: housing. In January 2020, ahead of the coronavirus, leading experts told [DWM] that even if an economic downturn were to occur, residential construction was expected to continue, despite the circumstances. […]

NAHB Report Shows Most Builders Are Focused on Energy Efficiency

Feb 3rd, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in conjunction with Dodge Data & Analytics just released their 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief – and the data had some surprises. We are still seeing steady and incremental growth in green building practices overall. Since 2014, dedicated green builders (those who do 90% of […]

Remodeling Impact Report Reveals Vinyl Windows Outrank Other Projects

Nov 8th, 2019

Remodelers’ confidence in consumer interest has held steady over the last five years and there are reports of increased activities around areas impacted by recent natural disasters. Those are two, key takeaways from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index for third-quarter 2019. But how much of that interest is steered toward […]

Survey Reports That More Homeowners are Remodeling in Today’s Market

Jan 11th, 2018

The lack of affordable, buildable lots and the scarcity of labor affected home production in 2017. While starts increased by 9 percent over 2016, the characteristics of these new homes stayed largely the same, according to survey results from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released yesterday during a press conference at the NAHB […]

Consumers are Doing Their Share

Nov 30th, 2017

Cyber Monday, the recently traditional echo shopping day after Black Friday, set a new record this year, reaching $6.6 billion in sales in a single day.  This momentous spending, combined with other indicators, show that the U.S. consumer is spending in ways that bode well for new construction and remodeling. On a side note, roughly […]

Remodeling Market Optimism Strengthens in Third Quarter

Oct 20th, 2016

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of four points from the previous quarter and also a return to levels seen consistently throughout 2015. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared […]

A Happy Marriage

May 17th, 2016

Marketing and sales go together like love and marriage or a horse and carriage. Love must be true, not blind, for a marriage to succeed. Marketing must be true for sales to profit. The horse must go in front of the cart to get anywhere. Marketing must precede sales to get business going in the […]