Remodeling Market Sentiment Remains in Positive Territory in First Quarter

The NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the first quarter of 2024 posted a reading of 66, down one point compared to the previous quarter. Demand for remodeling remains solid and an RMI of 66 is consistent with NAHB’s forecast for remodeling spending in 2024.  Nevertheless, construction costs are still an issue in some…

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NAHB Releases What Home Buyers Really Want, Study Shows Buyers Want Smaller Homes

Continuing NAHB’s commitment to be at the forefront of research on home buyer preferences, the 2024 edition of What Home Buyers Really Want was recently released at the International Builders’ Show. The primary objective of the study is to provide builders, manufacturers, architects, and the general residential construction industry with a thorough analysis of what…

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Multifamily Developer Confidence in Negative Territory in Fourth Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing was in negative territory for the fourth quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  The MMS produces two separate indices.  The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) had a reading of 41 – below the break-even…

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Remodeling Market Sentiment Improves in Fourth Quarter

The NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI), a measure of sentiment among professional remodelers, for the fourth quarter posted a reading of 67, increasing two points compared to the previous quarter. Remodelers’ sentiment was quite positive at the end of 2023, when seasonally adjusted for the slowdown that invariably occurs during that part of the…

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