US homeowners spend more than $300 billion a year on residential renovations and repairs. For over two decades, our Remodeling Futures Program has studied trends in the remodeling industry, including changes in the types and costs of projects that homeowners undertake, such as the growing interest in energy-efficient products, healthy homes, and “smart home” technologies. The program issues a biennial Improving America’s Housing report, a quarterly Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), and other publications.
The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity provides a short-term outlook of national home improvement and repair spending to owner-occupied homes.Read More
September 04, 2018
The Remodeling Futures Program of the Joint Center is a comprehensive study of the factors influencing the growth and changing characteristics of housing renovation and repair activity in the United States.Read More
Monday, September 24, 2018
Hurricane Florence was yet another reminder that natural disasters can inflict significant damage to the built environment. According to early...Read More
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Annual growth in home improvement spending is expected to be widespread across the country’s largest metropolitan areas in 2018, according...Read More