Month: March 2014

What U.S. Homeowners Are Remodeling or Adding to Their Properties in 2014

In home remodeling, the cost-value ratio expresses the relationship between the cost of a home upgrade and the estimated dollar amount it contributes to the home’s resale value.  Average cost-values are collected annually on 35 popular remodeling projects and replacements in more than 100 markets across the country. These numbers are a revealing metric that …

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Single-Family Home Construction Improved in 2013, But Will It Continue in 2014?

After a significant period of suppressed activity, the housing market showed notable signs of growth in 2013. Single-family home construction especially has shown appreciable gains as demand increases and families find it more attractive and more feasible to own their homes. Industry sources suggest that the growth in single-family home construction in 2013 will continue …

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How Brutal Winter Weather Is Impacting Construction Across the U.S.

The winter of 2013 and 2014 may go on record as one of the coldest and snowiest, and there’s no doubt that the winter weather impacting construction has been most severe in the northern and northeastern states. Seasonal slowdowns are normal in this industry, but as demand builds and supplies diminish, the impact of the …

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