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Remodelers Riding Wave of Steady Optimism

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 19, 2017 1 Comment
Remodelers Riding Wave of Steady Optimism

The remodeling market has enjoyed a solid stretch of growth since 2011. And despite economists forecasting that growth will likely become more gradual in the years ahead, there remains a sense of confidence among most remodelers.

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Remodeling Market Might Ease Off the Gas

Filed in Business Management, Economics, Remodelers by on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeling Market Might Ease Off the Gas

Now that spending is back up and consumers are increasingly interested in buying new (or new-er) homes, remodeling expenditures are likely to grow at a more gradual pace than in recent years, according to NAHB economists. That means remodelers will have to identify new ways to maintain their share of the market.

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If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Sound Pretty Smart

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show, Remodelers by on December 19, 2016 0 Comments
If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Sound Pretty Smart

Drywall rarely gets any of the spotlight. Those who attend the 2017 International Builders’ Show are eligible to see for themselves some of the latest innovations in drywall technology by touring The New American Remodeled Home.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates

Filed in Economics by on December 15, 2016 0 Comments
Fed Raises Interest Rates

For just the second time since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve increased its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points. While still low, rates are likely to continue a gradual ascent in the years ahead. The current outlook is for three additional rate hikes in 2017.

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Rising Interest Rates, House Prices Push Thousands Out of the Market

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics, Land Development by on December 13, 2016 4 Comments
Rising Interest Rates, House Prices Push Thousands Out of the Market

NAHB economists recently determined that for every $1,000 increase in the cost of today’s median-priced home, nearly 153,000 American households are “priced out” and would no longer be able to afford it.

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No. 1 Cause of Structural Failures

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on December 9, 2016 3 Comments
No. 1 Cause of Structural Failures

Improper drainage, active soils, or simply poor design are frequently the culprits. But research shows that, by far, the most common cause of residential structural failure stems from insufficiently compacted fill material. A new article on nahb.org reveals just how prevalent (and costly) the issue is, and how it can be avoided.

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How to Build a More Energy-Efficient Roof

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show, Remodelers by on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
How to Build a More Energy-Efficient Roof

The roof is often one of the most overlooked and underappreciated aspects of a homes. But the roof of The New American Remodeled Home 2017 is likely to be one of the first things people will notice when the home is unveiled during the International Builders’ Show Jan. 10-12.

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Eat My (Design) Dust – ’60 Ideas in 60 Minutes’ is Back

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on December 2, 2016 1 Comment
Eat My (Design) Dust – ’60 Ideas in 60 Minutes’ is Back

One of the most popular sessions of the International Builders’ Show returns for IBS 2017 with an all new lineup of featured guests and future trends.

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Remodeled Show Home at IBS Delivers Bigtime Energy Savings

Filed in International Builders' Show, Remodelers by on November 24, 2016 1 Comment
Remodeled Show Home at IBS Delivers Bigtime Energy Savings

For only the second time in the history of NAHB’s International Builders’ Show, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a remodeled showcase home—The New American Remodeled Home—in conjunction with The New American Home.

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Remodeler of the Month is No ‘One Hit Wonder’

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on November 22, 2016 0 Comments
Remodeler of the Month is No ‘One Hit Wonder’

Robert Wood has worked hard to build a reputation for consistently delivering high-quality work and top-notch service to his clients. Being able to demonstrate that time and again has led to a steady stream of referrals, and it’s a big part of why Wood was named November’s NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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