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Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose one point to 58 in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). A RMI reading above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher than report it is lower compared to the prior quarter. The RMI has been above 50 for 21 consecutive quarters (Figure… Read More ›

HELOC Win Retains $760 Million in Remodeling Incentives

Ever since the inception of the U.S. income tax in 1913, home owners have been able to deduct interest paid on home equity loans (HELOCs). The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 limited the mortgage interest and HELOC deductions to interest paid on $1,000,000 and $100,000 of debt, respectively. Then came the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)…. Read More ›

How Much Do Residential Remodelers Earn in a Year?

Findings from the recently released Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study: 2017 Edition show that the net profit margin for the typical residential remodeler increased to 5.3% in 2015, up from 3.0% in 2011. Combining all sources, remodelers reported an average $1.8 million in revenue for 2015, of which $1.3 million (71.1%) went to pay for cost of sales items… Read More ›

Remodelers Report Labor Shortages

A recent NAHB survey reveals that professional remodelers have begun to see some shortages of directly employed labor as well as of subcontractors.  The findings come from the Labor Availability Report EXTERNAL for the first quarter of 2013, which asked remodelers about shortages for 12 different trades:   Rough Carpenters   Finished Carpenters   Electricians   Excavators   Framing crews  … Read More ›

IT Widely Used by Builders and Remodelers, But Not to Interact with Customers

The most common types of information technology used in the residential construction industry are smart phones, desktop computers, and laptops, according to recent NAHB surveys.  In separate surveys of single-family builders and remodelers, at least 70 percent of those responding reported using each of these devices (over 80 percent, for smart phones and desktops). Next comes a group of devices… Read More ›