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Projecting Home Improvement Spending at the Metropolitan Area Level

Projecting Home Improvement Spending at the Metropolitan Area Level

Author: Elizabeth La Jeunesse | September 04, 2018

While the Joint Center produces regular projections of home remodeling and repair activity at the national level, new analysis of the American Housing Surveys (AHS) suggests that the timing and depth of residential remodeling market cycles vary considerably by geographic location. ...

Investigating Metro-Area Home Improvement Spending Cycles

Investigating Metro-Area Home Improvement Spending Cycles

Author: Abbe Will | July 31, 2018

The robust gains in the national home remodeling market in recent years mask significant variation in spending trends at the local level. This research examining metro-level home improvement spending cycles uses data from the 1995–2015 national American Housing Surveys. The main goal of the investigation is to understand if and how the magnitude and timing of remodeling spending booms, busts and recoveries have differed among major metro areas over the past twenty years, and how these cycles relate to local economic and housing market conditions. ...

Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | February 27, 2017

Rising house prices and incomes, an aging housing stock, and a pickup in household growth are all contributing to today’s strong home improvement market....

Re-Benchmarking the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity

Re-Benchmarking the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity

Author: Abbe Will | April 21, 2016

Since 2007, the Joint Center for Housing Studies has projected short-term trends in home remodeling activity with its quarterly Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity...

Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Healthy Homes: Helping Consumers Make Informed Decisions

Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Healthy Homes: Helping Consumers Make Informed Decisions

Authors: Mariel Wolfson, Elizabeth La Jeunesse | March 25, 2016

Information about Americans' healthy housing concerns, including principles of indoor air and environmental quality, and surveys analyzing perceptions of homeowners, renters, and contractors....

Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

Author: Abbe Will | July 02, 2015

W15-4: The dramatic aging of the U.S. population in coming decades is expected to have important implications for the home remodeling industry....