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The U.S. housing market continues to grow

The U.S. housing market continues to grow published by Ceramic World Review on 03/27/2018 The year 2017 marked the eighth consecutive year of growth in the U.S. Read More

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New home sales drop 7.8 percent in January

New home sales drop 7.8 percent in January Monday, February 26, 2018 Floor Covering Weekly  [Washington] Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent… Read More

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55+ housing market ends Q4 on record high

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Read More

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New home sales rise 8.3 percent overall in 2017

"The number of consumers planning to buy a new home in the near future is trending upward," said NAHB chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. "Inventory remains low, but its growth in 2017 is an encouraging sign. Read More

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Remodeling 2018: Keep your eye on fly-over metros

An increasing number of coastal metros that traditionally have been the hot home improvement markets may be maxing out in terms of growth. Growing housing affordability concerns for owners is limiting their ability to afford upper-end home improvement projects. Read More

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Single-family boosts housing production in 2017

Single-family boosts housing production in 2017 Thursday, January 18, 2018 from Floor Covering Weekly [Washington] Nationwide housing starts fell 8.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted… Read More

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Remodeling market indicators hit high in Q4

"A booming stock market and low unemployment continue to fuel consumers' investment in their homes," said NAHB Remodelers chair Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR, a remodeler from Mt. Pleasant, Mich. "Natural disaster-related repairs also caused strong demand for maintenance and repair projects." Read More

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Tile & stone await opportunity in the new year 2018

“We expect the tile market to grow by 6 percent in 2018,” revealed Raj Shah, president, MSI, adding that the continued increase in U.S. residential tile sales is driven by the consumer demand for higher-end products with a greater breadth of visuals and formats. Read More

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Multifamily housing production update 2018 through 2019

Although multifamily housing starts are expected to slightly moderate this year and in 2019, production levels are projected to remain stable in a range considered normal, according to experts participating in a press conference today during the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla. Read More

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Will tax reform sink the housing recovery?

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 from Floor Covering Weekly By Kermit Baker Without a doubt, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (tax bill) will dramatically transform… Read More