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Home Improvement, Repair Spending to Stay Robust This Year

Harvard Center’s LIRA points to 6.7% rise in spending in 2017 Spending nationwide for home improvements and repairs will rise 6.7% to reach $317 billion in 2017, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) published by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. That increase nearly […]

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Where Is Remodeling Headed? These Niche Areas Point the Way

Aging in place leads the way, supplanting energy efficiency By Craig Webb Remodelers looking for the next niche sector for growth should check the results of this survey, conducted this month by The Farnsworth Group and reported Oct. 25 at the Fall Remodeling Futures Conference put on by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of […]

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Remodeling Market Might Ease Off the Gas

A recovering economy is great news for the majority of Americans, though for many remodelers, it’s a sign they might need to adjust they way they do business … again. The economic downturn forced remodelers to adopt new strategies to survive in a changing market — strategies that generally led to sustained profit growth: The newly-released 2017 Remodelers’ Cost of […]

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Handyman Connection Announces 2017 Franchise Award Winners

BLUE ASH, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Handyman Connection, a home repair company with over 25 years experience, held its annual franchise conference last month in New Orleans, Louisiana. As part of the annual event, the brand announced the recipients of their 2017 awards, which acknowledged local franchise owners, craftsman and brand partners for significant achievements […]

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Housing Will Continue Gradual Climb to Higher Ground in 2017

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family production will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. “While positive developments on the demand side will support solid growth in the single-family […]

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Remodelers Find Operational Efficiencies as the Market Recovers

Remodelers’ average profit margins have increased since 2011, indicating they are running their businesses more efficiently as residential remodeling activity steadily improves, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers during the International Builders’ Show® in Orlando, Fla. The newly-released 2017 Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business […]

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55+ Housing Market Shows Continued Growth

The 55+ housing market is expected to keep on its path of growth, according to industry experts at a press conference held today at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla. “We know, anecdotally, over the past few years that the 55+ housing market has been growing and […]

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Handyman Connection Included in Qualified Remodeler’s HIP 200 List for 2016

The Home Improvement Pro (HIP) 200 List, represents nearly $4.3 billion in remodeling revenue BLUE ASH, OH., Jan. 11, 2017 — Handyman Connection is proud to announce that it has been included in Qualified Remodeler’s HIP 200 list for 2016. The Blue Ash, Ohio-based company is at #34 in the publication’s annual ranking of the […]

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2016 Home Improvement Pro 200: In Growth Mode

Lead sources proliferate as customer satisfaction and online reputation management gain in importance Home improvement companies-those who market and sell specific home services, from windows and siding to gutters and bath liners-are growing as we head into 2017. Last year, Qualified Remodeler’s list of the largest home improvement firms, The Home Improvement Pro (HIP) 200, […]

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Number of Older Adults in the US Expected To Surge, Highlighting Need For Accessible Housing and Policy Improvements

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases New Report About America’s Aging Population Cambridge, MA – By 2035, more than one in five people in the US will be aged 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age group, according to Projections and Implications for Housing a […]

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