Building Products and Remodeling

Here you will find all of our articles with topics that cover building products and remodeling.

Homeowners Remodeling Rather than Moving

Homeowners are remodeling rather than moving. We know this because “big-ticket” remodeling revenue is surging, while homes for sale as a percentage of occupied households has hit an all-time low. Home builders and resale agents voice frustrations, while remodeling contractors …

Census Revises Remodeling Estimates to Match Our Index

Repair and remodeling spending grew 5%+ last year, just as we predicted. On January 4, the Census Bureau announced a significant revision to their residential improvement spending estimates due to a calculation error. Based on our knowledge of the market, …

Building Products Companies Sitting Pretty

Two questions: Which is a bigger industry: new construction or remodeling? How many $500 billion+ industries can say that they are almost certain to grow 30%, even if interest rates rise? In a survey at our Summit conference in June, …

Building Product Manufacturers: A mitigated strategy to invest in the distressed real estate market.

We have been diving deeper into the Building Product Manufacturer space of the past year in order to provide our clients with a broader picture of the overall housing market. It has become clearer to us that this space offers …

Permit Plummet Is Astonishing

Single-family permits in the Northeast, Midwest and West are already below their respective troughs in 1991, and the South is well on its way to a similar decline. In all regions, single-family permits have declined by 50% or more from …