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Home remodeling and renovation activity weakened somewhat during the second quarter. Across the board, major indicators reported slight declines, particularly in larger renovation and design projects.

Nonetheless, activity overall remains well within positive territory and is expected to continue on a steady pace for the rest of the year, with kitchen and bath projects leading the way.

According to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) reading from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS), the industry can expect "above-average gains" in home renovation, remodeling and repair, with activity accelerating going into 2017 and coming "close to full recovery" by m...

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Remodeling Market Index Holds Steady in Second Quarter

Washington, July 21 - The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB)Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 53 in the second quarter of 2016. Although it slipped one point from the previous quarter, it still the 13th consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.

An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report is lower. The overall RMI averages ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future remodeling activity.

"Overall, remodelers are reporting steady work in the second quarter," said 2016 NAHB REmodelers Chair Tim Shigley, CAPS, CGP, GMB, GMR, a remodeler from Wichita, Kansas. "...

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We can create custom glass tile mosaics like this from your own high resolution photographs.

It may have taken 9 months, but it was well worth the wait!

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SwimEx Indoor Pool Addition by Leo Lantz Construction

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Blue Heron glass tile mosaic by Leo Lantz Construction

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Catch the last week of Homerama 2015. This weekend is Family Weekend so bring out the whole family. There are great ideas for remodeling, decorating and furnishing your current home.

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A blog can make all the difference with your website – they add credibility to your business, provide useful and interesting information to your viewers and add phenomenal SEO value, making your business easy to find online.

Blogging takes time, but it definitely pays off in the long run. Consistently update your blog with posts that are relevant to your industry.

Richmond LOCAL REMODELER NAMED JANUARY 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS REMODELER OF THE MONTH

December 15, 2014 Washington, DC—Leo Lantz of Leo Lantz Construction in Glen Allen, Virginia was named the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers January 2015 Remodeler of the Month. Leo Lantz, selected through a stringent judging process of NAHB Remodelers leadership and staff, exemplifies the best in the remodeling industry.

The purpose of the NAHB Remodeler of the Month award program is to celebrate local, active remodelers who stand out because of recent quality work, customer service, community involvement, and dedication to furthering the industry. The winner, once selected by the NAHB Remodelers, is profiled in Qualified Remodeler magazine.

ABOUT NAHB REMODELERS: NAHB Remodelers is America’s home for professional remodelers, representing more than 24,000 remodeling industry members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Founded in 1982, the organization provides information, education and designation programs to improve the business and construction expertise of its members and to enhance the professional image of the industry. Its membership incorporates 145 local councils in 43 states. Learn more about remodeling at www.nahb.org/remodel.

ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.

ABOUT The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is a non-profit group, founded in 1946. For its 445 local members, we are much more than just a professional trade organization. HBAR is a powerful voice for the homebuilding industry in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas. By providing four key areas of service: advocacy, education, networking, and marketing, we continue to help contribute to our members’ business and personal successes. HBAR’s dedication to preserving the American dream of homeownership is central to the community’s spirit and wellbeing. This dream must be preserved for all generations.

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