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Housing Starts Show Promise for Spring

While some economists suggested at year's end that the housing recovery was on the verge of stalling out, housing start data show signs of increased strength. More

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Are Building Codes Revised Too Often?

Pennsylvania is the latest state to take up this debate, but the question is national in scope. More

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Consumers Confident in Housing Market

Consumers are more likely to buy a home as the economy and the housing market rebound. More

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Remodeling Set for Best Year Since '05, Metrostudy Predicts

Residential Remodeling Index show 192 markets beating old peaks, 364 markets growing. More

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Survey: Remodelers Expect 12.8% Sales Growth in 2012

Projections match 2Q reports from nationwide remodeling index More

Builders, Banks Still Differ on Whether There's More Credit
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Builders, Banks Still Differ on Whether There's More Credit

Talk to a bank lending officer, as the Federal Reserve does, and you might... More

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LIRA Forecasts 2Q and 3Q Increases in Home Improvement Spending

Home improvement spending is predicted to trend upwards during the second and third quarters of 2012, which could align the remodeling industry for a positive finish to the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Future Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. More

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Remodeling's Cost-Value Ratio Shrinks Again

Homeowners this year are seeing home values rise just 60 cents for every dollar they invest in a home remodeling or renovation project, the lowest such return in at least eight years, Remodeling magazine's 2011-12 Cost vs. Value Report has found. More

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NAHB: Cutting GSEs' Loan Limits Would Affect 1.38mln Homes

Roughly 1.38 million homes in 204 counties nationwide could be affected by mortgage loan limits that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plan to reduce this fall, the National Association of Home Builders estimates. More

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Remodeling Activity Slows in 1st Quarter

Remodeling and replacement project activity declined 1% nationally during the first quarter of 2011, according to Hanley Wood's Residential Remodeling Index. The decrease in activity continues a downward trend started during fourth quarter 2010, prior to which activity had been on the move up. More

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