Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



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NAHB's chief economist on what lies ahead for the custom home market?

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The solar industry faces its first shortfall in eight years, and smaller installations could be put on hold as a result.

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Researchers recommend that tornado-prone areas adopt more robust design standards similar to those used by coastal regions to help homes survive hurricanes.

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Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April, according to data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May fell one point to 45 from a downwardly revised April reading of 46 on the Housing Market Index.

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A new study conducted by GuildQuality shows that homeowners who purchased a National Green Building Standard-certified home in the past three years are happy they did.

The Rise of Pinterest

The Rise of Pinterest

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Given its strong emphasis on visuals, Pinterest might seem like a perfect fit for marketing new homes, but builders should be mindful of their larger marketing strategy before jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon.

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Remodeling Market Index recedes slightly in second quarter

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The second quarter results of the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) slipped under pressure from a softening labor market, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropping two points to 45.

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The Home Builders Association of Lexington, KY., is the first U.S. builders association to support the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index.

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Seattle leads top 10 high-tech U.S. metros

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A new study from Richard Florida, co-founder and editor of The Atlantic Cities, examines the top high-tech metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Houston, Texas, the city with the fastest growing wages, according to PayScale

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PayScale, a company that compiles information on employee salary data, released an index of how many times private-sector wages have changed since 2006. 

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Eighteen banking, securities and housing groups have joined together to issue a warning to three California municipalities looking to use eminent domain as a way to seize troubled mortgages from investors.

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Sales of new single-family houses in May 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 19.8 percent above the May 2011 estimate of 308,000.

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A poll by TD Bank revealed that owning a home is still very much a part of the American Dream.

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This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The French luxury switches brand Meljac has developed a new solid brass collection in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson.

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The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.

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