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Remodeling Industry Confidence Surges in Third Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 82 in the third quarter, indicating remodelers’ strong confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes (Table 1). The strong RMI reading is a reflection of more Americans investing in home remodeling projects as they adapt to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The RMI… Read More ›

Remodeling Market Shows Optimism despite COVID-19

In the second quarter of 2020, The NAHB Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 73, which indicates more remodelers view conditions as good than poor (Table 1). This is the second quarter with a new RMI, redesigned to ease respondent burden and improve its ability to interpret and track industry trends. See Table 1 for results here. The… Read More ›

Home Refinancing Surges

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Application shows an uptick in applications for the week ending July 10, 2020. The Market Composite Index increased by 5.1% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, owing mainly to the surge in refinancing activity of 11.9% compared to a week before. The increase was partially offset by the slowdown of… Read More ›

Private Residential Spending Declined in May; Significant Revisions for Improvement Spending

NAHB analysis of the Census Construction Spending data shows total private residential construction spending stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of $535.9 billion in May. It was down 4.0% in May, after a 5.1% decline in April, due to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns. On a year-over-year basis, however, total private construction spending inched up 0.7%…. Read More ›

Virus Affecting Homeowners’ Willingness to Remodel

A recent NAHB survey shows the negative effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on the decision to remodel.  Over 90 percent of remodelers in the survey reported a slowdown in both the rate at which inquiries are coming in, and in the general willingness of homeowners to remodel at this time. This information was collected via a question added to… Read More ›

New Index for Remodeling Activity Debuts in Q1 2020

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) redesigned the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) in the first quarter of 2020 in order to ease respondent burden and improve its ability to interpret and track industry trends.  The first reading for this new RMI series was 48. The RMI survey now asks remodelers to rate five components of the remodeling market as… Read More ›

Builders’ and Remodelers’ Use of Technology in 2019

According to a recent NAHB study, although use of some factory-produced components like trusses has become widespread, the newer and more innovative types of construction technology, such as 3D printing and robots, have so far penetrated the residential market only to a very limited extent.  This is true for both single-family builders and residential remodelers. Data on use of technology… Read More ›

Remodeling Market Remains Solid in the Second Quarter

Remodelers’ confidence remained solid in the second quarter of 2019 with a Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reading of 55, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (Figure 1). Readings above 50 indicate that more remodelers report market activity as higher than as lower, compared to the previous quarter. The RMI is… Read More ›

Single-Family Starts Expand in June

According to estimates from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, single-family starts improved in June, consistent with the recent stabilization of the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Single-family starts increased 3.5% to a 847,000 seasonally adjusted annual pace in June. However, total housing starts were down approximately 1% (1.253 million annual rate) due to a decline… Read More ›