August 11, 2020 by Zelman & Associates
home improvementmacro housing
July 26, 2019 by Zelman & Associates
Last week, The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) released its Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) with a concerning headline: “Steep Slowdown Projected in Home Improvements.” We first wrote about the ...
March 09, 2018 by Zelman & Associates
As of 2017, we estimate that there were approximately 124 million households spread across the country, represented by single-family homes (68%), 5-plus unit multi-family buildings (18%), duplexes to quadplexes (8%) and manufactured housing ...
home improvementhomebuildingmacro housing
January 26, 2018 by Zelman & Associates
It is our opinion that no single data source appropriately captures consumer home improvement spending trends, with limitations for many of the often-cited statistics such as retail sales for building material locations and construction spending ...
December 01, 2017 by Zelman & Associates
Last week, Freddie Mac released its quarterly refinance statistics for 3Q17. The analysis uses a sample of properties where Freddie Mac has funded two successive conventional, first-mortgage loans, and the latest loan is for a refinancing. ...
October 06, 2017 by Zelman & Associates
Every month, the Census Bureau publishes The Value of Construction Put in Place Survey, which is intended to provide monthly estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the United States. As it relates to the residential ...
home improvementmacro housingsurvey
September 08, 2017 by Zelman & Associates
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) is a widely-respected research center that contributes various thoughtful analyses around the housing market and demographics. In 2007, the organization introduced The Leading ...
August 25, 2017 by Zelman & Associates
Over the last four years, our national home improvement proxy index has increased 6.0% annually, holding in a relatively tight range of 5.8-6.2%. To frame how dramatically the market has shifted from the depths of the recession, our index was ...
July 28, 2017 by Zelman & Associates
Last week, Amazon announced an agreement with Sears to begin selling the Kenmore brand of appliances through its website, starting with air conditioners and expanding to a full-line of home appliances at a later date. ...
June 16, 2017 by Zelman & Associates
Last week, ATTOM Data Solutions released its quarterly Home Flipping Report, meant to quantify homes that were purchased and sold within a 12-month period in an arms-length transaction. Historically, we believe that house flipping has carried ...
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