Remodeler Applaud Bill to Improve Lead Paint Rule

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NAHB Remodelers commended Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) for introducing the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012 (S. 2148) to improve the lead paint rule for home owners and remodelers who must comply with the costly work practices and record keeping requirements of the rule.

“We applaud Sen. Inhofe for sponsoring this bill to make much-needed improvements to EPA’s lead paint rule during this busy time in Congress,” said 2012 NAHB Remodelers Chairman George “Geep” Moore Jr., GMB, CAPS, GMR, a ...

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Kitchens and Bathrooms Remain Top Remodeling Jobs

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A new survey released by NAHB shows common remodeling projects have increased, compared to a similar survey from 2010. The survey also describes the changes the remodeling market has undergone in recent years.

Survey Results

Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom projects remain the most popular remodeling jobs with home owners increasingly upgrading both rooms and making major repairs as they decide to stay in their current homes longer. Nearly 50 percent of remodelers report ...

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Homeowners Personalizing Homes During Remodel

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry reveals that homeowners are personalizing their space during a remodel as the tough housing market forces more people to stay, rather than move.

According to a poll on www.NARI.org, 26 percent of respondents are planning to stay an additional 16 to 20 years in their homes because their home values have decreased during the recession. Twenty-three percent reported they are going to stay an additional six to 10 years in their homes.

The U.S. ...

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Remodeling is Back!

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NAHB’s quarterly remodeling index, rose to the highest level since 2006 for the January to March quarter.

A lot of evidence indicates the growth will be sustained.

During the Housing Bubble, there was a lot of remodeling at the top because many people were buying homes, and they naturally want to put their personal touches on those homes.

We also saw a lot of remodeling during the housing boom because so many borrowers took all that bloated equity out of their homes to ...

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Remodelers Expect Market Gains During 2011

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The latest NAHB Remodeling Market Index edged up to 41.5 in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to 40.8 in the third quarter. An RMI below 50 indicates that more remodelers say market activity is lower compared to the prior quarter than report it is higher. The RMI has been running below 50 since the final quarter of 2005.

The overall RMI combines ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future activity like calls for bids. In the fourth quarter, ...

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Home Remodeling is Picking Up Again as Consumers Spend More

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With the economy starting to recover, consumers feel better about spending again — and that spare cash is going back into their homes.

Home remodeling is on an upswing, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Scores of foreclosed properties need a ton of TLC, prompting buyers to renovate those tired or tattered spaces. Many other homeowners want to improve because they don’t plan to move — either by choice or by circumstance.

Some love their homes but say they’d be more comfortable living ...

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