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Eye on the Economy: Rising Home Values Fail to Lift Remodeling in Early 2013

Spending on remodeling and home improvements has gotten off to a slow start this year, according to newly revised Census data. Remodeling expenditures have declined in each of the last five months, with the March estimate down 1.4% for the month and significant downward revisions for January and February. This dip comes after a healthy surge for improvement spending between… Read More ›

Eye on the Economy: Short-Term Ups and Downs for Housing

Recent housing market data have illustrated that while the long-run trend for housing remains one of improvement, there will be bumps along the road. In particular, availability of building lots and skilled labor, rising building material prices, and big picture economic and policy developments will present month-to-month challenges for home builders and other housing businesses. For instance, the share of… Read More ›

Eye on the Economy: Home Building Job Growth Ahead

*Eye on the Economy is an NAHB newsletter that is published every two weeks and takes a larger view of recent economic and housing policy news. Housing construction activity has increased significantly over the last year across the three primary sectors of home building: single-family, multifamily and remodeling. And that growth in turn means good news for those businesses that… Read More ›

Eye on the Economy: Home Building Forecast Calls for Further Growth

*Eye on the Economy is an NAHB newsletter that is published every two weeks and takes a larger view of recent economic and housing policy news. All segments of the home building industry should continue to grow in 2013, according to the NAHB Economics housing and economic forecast. Single-family and multifamily construction will see strong growth rates, with remodeling experiencing… Read More ›