March 25, 2015

The Department of Commerce released its new residential sales figures for February – the highest rate since February 2008. 

March 23, 2015

Existing-home sales bumped up in February despite trends verging in the opposite direction for housing starts.

March 23, 2015

Gains in the May futures contract propelled some buyers back into the SPF lumber market.

March 19, 2015

Despite a double-digit decline in residential construction, the National Association of Home Builders remains confident that starts will grow along with an improving economy.

March 18, 2015

World demand for countertops is projected to rise at a steady clip through 2018, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group.

March 16, 2015

Stocks were mostly mixed at the close of Monday. Trex came out ahead with a positive 3.46%.

March 13, 2015

Only six home improvement stocks had gains at the close of Friday. Sears Hometown and Lumber Liquidators fell the farthest at -29.85% and -15.33%, respectively.

March 13, 2015

The 2015 Home Improvement Research Institute Spring Conference returns to Orlando, Florida.

March 12, 2015

Demand in the United States for adhesives and sealants is forecast to grow 2.8% per year to $6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion.

March 12, 2015

Sales at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers in February showed gains compared with last year, but slipped from January, according to data released Thursday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 12, 2015

Stocks were mostly positive at the close of Wednesday. Lumber Liquidators led the pack with positive 10.65%.

March 12, 2015

Stocks again had a solid performance, with 26 out of the 30 home improvement stocks showing positive gains.

March 10, 2015

A new study from Frost & Sullivan is highlighting significant growth opportunity in the pet food market -- provided manufacturers understand how to capitalize on it.

March 5, 2015

A Home Improvement Research Institute study paints a generally positive forecast for 2015.

February 20, 2015

A new report from The Freedonia Group has pegged the U.S. adhesive and sealant market for slow and steady growth over the next couple of years.

February 18, 2015

Chicago -- Retail CFOs predict a 3.9% increase in total sales and a 3.7% increase in same-store sales in 2015, according to a new BDO USA survey.

While the forecast is about one percentage point lower than 2014’s bullish projections, 66% of retailers expect comparable store sales to increase, and with 71% of retailers including online sales in their comparable store sales reports, a considerable amount of this 2015 growth may come from further e-commerce sales, which grew 16% in 2014, according to eMarketer.

February 18, 2015

Pantone has already let the cat out of the bag when it comes to its 2015 Color of the Year -- Marsala. But now, it's shining the spotlight on nine more colors for the fall.

February 18, 2015

It's no secret to anyone that the smart home industry is taking off in a meaningful way. But a new report from MarketsandMarkets suggests it's poised for near-term growth even larger than what some experts have predicted.

February 2, 2015

A survey of builders conducted by the National Home Builders Association pointed to energy-efficient concepts, high ceilings and laundry rooms as top-of-mind construction concepts for 2015.

January 27, 2015

Consumer confidence steamrolled ahead in January to its highest level since 2007, breaking 100 to its current standing at 102.9.

January 26, 2015

A new study from The Freedonia Group is forecasting global demand for power tools to reach $32.9 billion by 2018, indicating a growth rate of 4.8% per year.

January 23, 2015

Existing-home sales broke the 5 million mark in December, rebounding from November by 2.4% on the back of a significant jump of activity in the West, according to the National Association of Realtors.

January 23, 2015

Fitch Ratings is predicting a much less tepid year for the U.S. housing market in 2015 in its latest edition of the 'Chalk Line.'

January 22, 2015

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has sniffed out an important development in the world of kitchen and bath design: the tipping point has been reached for contemporary styles.