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