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Rethinking How to Solve the Nation’s Housing Crisis – Route Fifty | Casual Expat

Homeowners, property tax exemptions, selling municipal land — the potential solutions to address the country’s housing shortage are as varied as the challenges driving them. But to ensure American households have access to stable housing, local, state and federal officials need to rethink outdated approaches, experts said during a panel on Tuesday. They also stressed […]

An underrated economic indicator is deeply negative – Washington Examiner | Casual Expat

An underrated economic indicator is deeply negative - Washington Examiner

OA housing indicator bodes particularly badly for the economy. Homebuilder confidence, which measures market conditions in the single-family housing sector, has plummeted in recent months as the housing market takes a hit and now appears to be facing recessionary conditions. “Tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and persistently higher construction costs have led to […]

North American Remodeling Market Sales Set to Reach $1,013 Billion – GlobeNewswire | Casual Expat

Pune, India, September 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a recent industry report by Graphical Research, the Conversion market in North America is projected to make a name for itself in the multi-billion dollar fraternity in seven years and surpass $1,013 billion in revenue by 2026. Increasing investment in the regional construction sector, with […]

Home improvement market size and share | Industry Forecasts for North America, Europe and APAC 2027: Graphical Research – GlobeNewswire | Casual Expat

Pune, India, June 6, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global home improvement market size is expected to increase exponentially during the forecast period as homeowners focus on adding style, comfort and value to their living spaces. The global COVID-19 emergency had an undeniable impact on the market as customers looked to upgrade their homes to […]

The number of homes for sale that have not even been built is now at its highest level ever. Here’s what homebuyers need to know about this trend – MarketWatch | Casual Expat

The number of homes for sale that have not even been built is now at its highest level ever.  Here's what homebuyers need to know about this trend - MarketWatch

What you should know when buying a house that hasn’t been built yet Getty Images/iStockphoto Have you bought a house but not built it yet? While it sounds strange, this isn’t a new problem – but it’s becoming more common as demand for housing rises and supply falls. (Here are the lowest mortgage rates you […]

Home renovations aren’t getting any easier or cheaper this year, but that doesn’t mean you should wait – MarketWatch | Casual Expat

Home renovations aren't getting any easier or cheaper this year, but that doesn't mean you should wait - MarketWatch

The pandemic has wreaked a particular kind of havoc on home remodeling. Increasing demand for construction projects collided with material and labor shortages, leading to a home improvement backlog that lasted until 2022. “The pandemic has taken a very big hit on everything, but housing in particular,” says Abbe Will, associate project director of the […]

Which Home Improvement Renovation Projects Could Add The Most Value To Your Home — And Which Ones To Avoid – MarketWatch | Casual Expat

Which Home Improvement Renovation Projects Could Add The Most Value To Your Home -- And Which Ones To Avoid - MarketWatch

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have a lot more free time — and they’re spending that time at home. At the start of the health crisis, economists predicted that spending on renovation projects would actually fall across much of the country. However, recent data shows that interest in certain home improvement projects has increased […]

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