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The Life of Luxury

“There’s no question Baby Boomers and Gen X have more money,” said Milton Pedraza, chief executive officer of the Luxury Institute. He added that while younger consumers may have more debt and are less affluent, it’s a matter of time before they catch up as Boomers transfer wealth in inheritances.  Read More

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Single-Family & Multifamily see gains in April

Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Read More

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Builder confidence posts solid gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018. Read More

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Housing affordability holds steady year-over-year

Lower home prices, declining mortgage rates and solid income gains contributed to a rise in housing affordability in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today. However, the HOI was little changed on a year-over-year basis, as home buyers continue to face ongoing challenges in terms of limited inventory, especially among starter homes for prospective first-time buyers. Read More

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Tariffs raised to 25 percent

Tariffs raised to 25 percent Thursday, May 09, 2019 from Floor Covering Weekly By Kacey Perinelli Photo taken by FCW’s Morgan Bulman [Washington] In… Read More

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Confidence in 55+ housing market strengthens

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to strengthen in the first quarter of 2019 with a reading of 72, up six points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008. Read More

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Labor shortage continues to impact industry

The labor shortage for the remodeling industry continues to impact the industry, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers. NAHB released the survey results, which highlights availability of labor and subcontractors, to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May. Read More

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Pending Home Sales Climb 3.8% in March

Pending home sales rose in March, reversing course from a month prior, according to the National Association of Realtors. Three of the four major regions saw growth last month, as the Northeast reported a minor slip in contract activity. Read More

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Remodelers' confidence falls in Q1

"The Remodeling Market Index declined in the first quarter but remains over 50, indicating the market will continue to expand at modest rates," said NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz. "NAHB's forecast calls for slowing growth, given declining home price appreciation and existing home sales volume, combined with rising construction costs." Read More

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TCNA releases Ceramic Tile Industry Update

TCNA releases Ceramic Tile Industry Update Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from Floor Covering Weekly Daily [Anderson, S.C.] The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) has released the… Read More