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Report: As Homebuilding Lags in the US, Remodeling Up 50%

By CE Pro Editors · March 12, 2019 • A new report from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies suggests that, when compared to 20 years ago, both younger and older homeowners are now more likely to spend on home improvements.

New Home Sales Increase 1.5%, NAHB Optimistic for 2019

By CE Pro Editors · March 6, 2019 • After a dip in November, new home sales ended 2018 trending upwards, with growth expected to continue into the early months of 2019.

Housing Starts Dip in September With Multifamily Starts Down 15.2%

By CE Pro Editors · October 25, 2018 • The latest government data shows a housing market waylaid by a critical shortage of properties for sale, higher home prices and rising mortgage rates.

Home Remodeling Spending Expected to Remain Steady Into 2019

By CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2018 • Spending on remodeling is appearing to stay strong into 2019, leading to more integration opportunities.

2018 Economic Forecast: ‘No Impediments to Growth’

By Phillip M. Perry · February 13, 2018 • Integrators should enjoy robust 2018, thanks to growing employment rolls, rising wages and low borrowing costs. Keep a watchful eye on Trump protectionism, Washington legislation and health of lending institutions.

Home Improvement Market to See Strong, Stable Growth in 2017

By Chelsea Cafiero · January 19, 2017 • Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report, produced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects spending levels will rise 6.7% to $317 billion in 2017.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

By CE Pro Editors · January 13, 2017 • After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

Report: New Home Construction Reaches 9-Year High

By Chelsea Cafiero · November 23, 2016 • Good news for CE pros, especially those working in MDUs: single-family home construction is up 10.7% and multifamily home building is up 68.8%.

12 Cities Where Housing is Booming

By Maxine Giza · November 29, 2011 • The cities with the highest year-to-date sales growth may surprise you. Did your city make the cut?

Housing Starts Near All-Time Lows in February

By Jason Knott · March 17, 2011 • U.S. Department of Commerce data also reveal that the 22% drop from January to February was the worst since 1984. The number of homes currently under construction is a record low.

Early 2010 Housing Trends Are Encouraging

By Daryl Delano · April 21, 2010 • Following a bad 2008 and a worse 2009, housing market data for the first two months of 2010 are improving.

Housing Report through November: Grim but Improving

By Daryl Delano · December 26, 2009 • Some of the excess inventory has cleared out, but housing permits down 27%; better news for remodeling and non-residential construction spending

Eagle Sentry Finds Business in Foreclosed Homes

By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2009 • Las Vegas-based integrator works with Realtors and builders to finish homes that may be prewired or partially equipped with home technology.