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Remodeling Expected to Pick Up Steam Remodeling Expected to Pick Up Steam

Harvard’s Joint Center sees momentum building after a soft first half of 2012. Read more

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Good and Bad for Remodelers in Latest Joint Center Housing Report Good and Bad for Remodelers in Latest Joint Center Housing Report

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University says, in its “State of the Nation’s Housing 2012” report, that “Starting in the first quarter of 2011, home construction and improvement spending have made a positive contribution to GDP in four out of five quarters,” and that the “Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) points to a resumption of spending growth in the second half of 2012.” That’s some good news. Read more

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Remodeling Spending to Spike This Year, Harvard Predicts Remodeling Spending to Spike This Year, Harvard Predicts

The university's Joint Center for Housing Studies is counting on a sizable boost from home sales. Read more

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Big-Box Houses Sell Big-Box Houses Sell

In some markets builders are attracting buyers with mansion-sized homes at cottage-size prices. Read more

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